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July 25th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Do you like them? Aren't they supposed to deteriorate because ours never do. We planted all our garden veggies in them this year and the carrots grew into each other from the peat pot. Not impressed at all. My indoor herbs are dying too because the peat pot won't break open or anything. Next year we're simply putting the seeds in the ground.
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July 25th, 2010, 03:18 PM
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Ours have not deteriorated either
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July 25th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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I should go check if mine did because I'm not sure. I started a bunch of stuff inside from seed in them, they worked very well as far as that goes but I have no idea how long it's supposed to take them to break down once in the soil.
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You know, I've never noticed. Did you bust open the bottom of them before planting? I almost started planting mine without doing that, but my son caught it in time.
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July 26th, 2010, 03:28 AM
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I'm pretty sure he didn't I'll have to ask him.
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July 26th, 2010, 04:32 AM
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I always use peat pots to start my plants inside from seed but I always remove the pot before planting them in the ground. I have always thought it was better for the plant that way, the roots don't have to fight to get through the pot and into the soil.
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July 26th, 2010, 07:47 AM
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When we buy plants in those pots we rip the bottoms off. Even when we buy plants not in those pots we rip the bottom roots so they have more chance to grow outward.

They do disintegrate over time but I think it would be hard for the plant to grow without ripping the bottom off.
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July 26th, 2010, 11:28 AM
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We've never taken the entire pot off, but do remove the bottom.
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July 26th, 2010, 01:57 PM
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I think next year we will remove the entire thing, see how they do then.
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July 26th, 2010, 04:47 PM
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I think next year we will remove the entire thing, see how they do then.
When you remove them you'll want to softly squeeze the sides to loosen it up. When removing the pot be sure to be careful not to tear the roots that have grown into the pot. When I planted this year I had to leave pieces of the pot on the roots because they had started growing through so I thought it would be better to just leave that small piece of the pot rather than to tear the roots.
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July 26th, 2010, 05:01 PM
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Will do, thanks for the tip
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