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PoconoLuka
Kapaa, HI
(Zone 11)

May 3, 2010
11:56 AM

Post #7760574

I like the idea, but why use roofing material which will hang around forever. Try two or three layers of newspaper to make your "collars" or even a loose cone to put the plants and some soil in. It will degrade into the soil and feed the plant after several weeks.
puertorico
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 17, 2010
6:42 AM

Post #7800104

I love the plant collar idea but it occurs to me that It might not be a good idea to use newspaper or other biodegradable materials because of moisture wicking. Moisture wicking can also be a problem when seedlings are started in peat pots, you have to make sure you bury all of the pot or tear off the top before you plant.

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