Does anyone have or know of a bargain on small 2" or so plastic pots? I do a lot of indoor cuttings and constantly need small pots to get my rooted cuttings off to a good start. Thanks so much.
Need small pots
I use plastic disposable cups and put holes in the bottom with a soldering iron.
.... or have your friends/family save their yogurt containers.
Thanks so much, and yes, I especially love the jello cups which are sturdy. I make holes in the bottoms but didn't think of the soldering iron--great idea!
In this instance, I am specifically looking for traditional plant pots. I found a link that asks 20 cents a pot but I need to check on whether I must order in great quantity for that price.
I find many of our Dollar Stores carry those small pots. They are usually bundled in packs of ~4 (I think). These are plastic, but they sometimes have terracotta.
Making yogurt is really simple, compared to say...understanding how to mix a really good potting soil. ;) I'd be happy to help you if you want to make some, it's infinitely better than storebought, just dmail me.
I got three packages of 6 oz. cups for $6 at Big Lots, it's all I'll need for this season (I hope). I can put holes in the bottom of 3 at a time with a regular cheapo Harbor Freight soldering iron. Someday, maybe I'll find square cups, it'd be perfect. Given the price, I'll deal with the rounds.
Solo or Dixie rinse cups (3 oz). I see that Sam's Club has 600 count Dixie Cups probably for a few dollars. Grocery stores usually have a few to a hundred of them in a package. Don't get the paper cups since they fall apart in no time. The plastic ones will last several cycles. I use a knife, scissors, or an awl to cut or punch holes in the bottom or bottom rim. Works like a charm.
I use the solo cups to start things, but like you I prefer the regular shaped plastic pots for several reasons.
This supplier has the best prices I have found and is very prompt.
She has all sizes from the tiny to the regular sizes.
I don't think you would be disappointed.
I like the clear plastic cups in the grocery stores with holes punched in bottom.
I use 3 oz. paper bathroom cups for cuttings and the plastic 3 oz. cups as the best, cheap alternative for your regular 2.5" pot.
Dollar Stores are always a great source for all the "specialist equipment". ;)
Check the crafts isle often. I have not spent more than a buck each on pruners, sheet moss, pea gravel, wire, small pots etc.
And speaking of cheap: For me, the best fertilizer is MiracleGro tomato fertilizer. It's balanced. It's cheap. It's available everywhere.
And the list goes on and on...