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hypertuffa planter


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ron15-Apr-02 10:23 PM EST 6   
Carol17-Apr-02 01:52 AM EST 5a   
Carolyn MacInnis18-Apr-02 09:59 PM EST 5a   
ron19-Apr-02 10:12 PM EST   
22-Apr-02 12:34 AM EST 3   


Subject: hypertuffa planter
From: ron
Zone: 6
Date: 15-Apr-02 10:23 PM EST

Has anyone tried making the "hypertuffa" planter or trough? I'm thinking of givin it a try. I got three different recipes from different sources. What are the best materials to use, and in what ratio? I was thinking of making little pots for my houseplants to get them "co-ordinated" and also an outdoor one for my hen and chicks collection. Also, is there a way to make them water proof (for indoor use)? For anyone who has tried it, was it worth the time and effort? And on a scale of one to ten, how difficult was it to do?


Subject: RE: hypertuffa planter
From: Carol
Zone: 5a
Date: 17-Apr-02 01:52 AM EST

Hi Ron, there was a thread about this a while back, so check that for some of the information. I also met a couple of ladies who teach you how to make a couple of pots at a one day class, for I think about 32 dollars, they are in Owen Sound. Maybe they would be willing to help you out with the recipe if they are too far away? There website is http://www.silkpursefarm.on.ca Their names are Suzan and Diane Good Luck, Carol


Subject: RE: hypertuffa planter
From: Carolyn MacInnis
Zone: 5a
Date: 18-Apr-02 09:59 PM EST

Instructions to make hypertufa containers can be found at http://tv.cbc.ca/canadiangardener/GroundUp/041997apr1997.htm


Subject: RE: hypertuffa planter
From: ron
Zone:
Date: 19-Apr-02 10:12 PM EST

Thanks for the info. I'll check them out. Ron


Subject: RE: hypertuffa planter
From: (northerngardener3@yahoo.ca)
Zone: 3
Date: 22-Apr-02 12:34 AM EST

I've made troughs before. Easy to make. Some good hints (using plastic to line your form with) on Carolyn's link. Found the 'recipes' with sand to make a heavy trough. Try this one: www.greenlandgarden.com click on->crafts->hypertufa Try using a cardboard, 2" all around smaller, within a cardboard on your first attempt...easiest to do. Start small. Good luck & have fun!


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