shar wrote:When using fibre pots for starting tomato seeds, can the entire pot be placed in soil when planting to a bigger pot? In other words, will it break down in the soil or do I need to take the seedling out? And even if it does break down, is it still a good idea to disrupt the roots by taking the seedlings out of the fibre pot? This is my first attempt to start anything from seed. Thanks
Have a look at his thread. https://Fibrepots.notlong.com
I assume you are talking about the simple fibre pots, they will disappear if kept wet. The problem is is when they are partially sticking out of the soil or used alone, they act like a wick and moisture is taken away from the seed and root area. This is a most undesirable situation. They do tend to keep the root ball contained when transplanting, so they have some advantages.
The large fibre pots never rot when put into the ground. They should usually be stripped off if the plant is to remain in the ground.
My two cents worth.