JayPoc
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Who starts or up-pots plants in solo cups?

I posted this on the tomato forum, but I thought some folks that hang here might be interested as well. Check this out:

<cross-post from 'mater board>

So last year I had the unfortunate chore of moving like 80 tomato seedlings in solo cups across town. What a pain! The cups were in trays, but still were prone to falling over. I made quite a mess in my car and ruined a few seedlings. I've found that managing tomato plants in any quantity in solo cups can be a problem. Anyway, look what I found for this year (and the future)! These are a little bigger than a standard 1020 tray, but who cares....problem solved. Very sturdy. I'm excited...

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I'm sure this was meant to be planted in directly, but look how well a standard 18 oz. solo cup fits in.
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AnnaIkona
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Re: Who starts or up-pots plants in solo cups?

That's very nice! May I ask where you got them? I really wanna order some...
Zone 8b, Canada

JayPoc
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Re: Who starts or up-pots plants in solo cups?

The web address is on the box in the bottom picture. Greenhouse Megastore. I've used them before for other stuff. Good company.

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Allyn
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Re: Who starts or up-pots plants in solo cups?

Nice! I use five-inch-deep bus-boy tubs. I can get 19 or 20 solo cups in each tub and because the sides of the tub are as tall as the cups, none of then fall over. I get the tubs for a couple dollars each at an online restaurant supply store.

I've used Greenhouse Megastore for things. They're little pricey, but good service.

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GardenThrive
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Re: Who starts or up-pots plants in solo cups?

Nice! That would definitely made it much easier a couple of years ago when I used the solo cups. Now I just use the square black plastic pots and matching trays. Seems like they'll hold up better and last longer than the solo cups although more expensive.

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Re: Who starts or up-pots plants in solo cups?

I use the Dixie 9 oz clear plastic cups with potting mix. I plant the seed in the cup and the plant can grow in the cup until time to go in the garden. No need for transplanting. Yes, I do poke a drain hole or two in the bottom of the cup. I got some 12 x 18 aluminum cookie sheets to put the cups in.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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