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bluepoppy
Landisburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
1:41 PM

Post #9455012

do you have to have the top and bottom entirely taped shut??
I have done several and it seems to just tape the front the sides don't close entirely shut.
jvw
Clinton Township, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9455174

I just taped in the corner. They don't close entirely. But I don't want mine to. I like that they can get moisture that way also and hopefully will vent them somewhat also, WHEN it FINALLY warms up here!
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

March 21, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9457256

I do not tape them---yes it vents them and also allows moisture to go into the jugs.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2013
3:06 PM

Post #9457329

I don't even use any tape at all to close the top to the bottom. I punch a hole just above and below the cut (which divides the top from the bottom), and use a twist-tie to hold it shut. This way there's more air circulation AND more ways for rain and snow to get into the containers.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2013
9:18 AM

Post #9458107

I too used to use twisty ties ... found worked better than tape... the duct tape never lasted the winter
but i broke my hole punch...

but I do like them "closed" as with the wind, the soil dries out too fast, once the potting mix is no longer frozen.
jvw
Clinton Township, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9458305

I used Gorilla tape and it is holding up great! Plus I save a step not having to punch holes

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9458441

Gorilla products are wonderful!!! I seem to be a bit "addicted" to my Husky knife, it's got a regular 'knife' side and a razor side, and that's what I use to poke my holes in my milk jugs. What can I say, I'm a girl, and my knife is pink! < =)

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