I am looking to make a hypertufa strawberry pot to plant my Sempervivums in. I couldn't find one locally that had cups large enough to allow them to grow. I want to make one with large cups but can't figure out the process so I can remove the mold from the pot. Any suggestions would be helpful.
SusanKC wrote:Not on a strawberry pot but on the large concrete balls that people are making. See some of the other concrete threads on DG.
You would have to connect the balls (to give you the pockets in the location you want them) to whatever you will be using for the inside mold.
Another option might be to use mesh to build the general shape of the pot and the plant pockets. There are some examples in DG were people are using it to make concrete chairs and vases.
What about incorporating tea cups from an op shop. Cut them down the middle - if you break a few on the way, it doesn't matter. If you make the hypertufa shape you want but have openings on it, then cement the half cups over the holes? I have seen the same thing done using a terracotta pot - but they usually mosaic the pot adding the half cups around it. I will try and find a photo.