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Rooter pot

Post  LittleJoe on Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:31 am

Has anyone ever tried these?
http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?cat=2,47236&p=46938

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Re: Rooter pot

Post  rps on Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:57 am

A couple of years ago I helped a friend, who received 'the kit' as a birthday present, set an air-layer on an apple tree. It worked fine, but I found no tangible advantage to this rig over a plastic bag, wire and some sphagnum. We were fine setting the thing on a long fairly straight section of trunk, but it could actually become a detriment in tighter or sinuous confines.

Overall, I'm a BIG fan of LeeValley stock, but this one struck me as frivolous. I guess, if you prefer cut seedling pots to a plastic bag for air-layering, then this would save you some trouble --- and they are reusable. At the end of the day, it's a matter of preference and how much discretionary income you have to throw around.

I did, however, grab myself a three pack of those bent syringes to water my more DIY plastic bag approach to the technique. Those were worth the investment.

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