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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2014, 10:30:02 PM »
Rootbuilder makes both.  Pre made injection molded 1 gallon pots, that have holes for air pruining, and they have kits of cable ties and rolls to assemble the quart or gallon size you want, but they don't quite look the same, for example the number of holes.  My question was whether anyone could compare the two, because the price is not too different.  I don't need more than 10 1gal pots, but if the injection mold pots are any less efficient than I'd buy the assemble at home kits.

If you're wholesale you'll get a price break..... wink wink.  ;)  ;)

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2014, 04:16:08 PM »
  A 17" X 105' roll of Rootbuilder (that's the actual measurements) allows you to make any size pot you want and then later expand to whatever size you want,..
Mark

I understand about making the diameter of the pot any size you want by just cutting a longer piece from the roll. What if I want a taller pot? Can I stack 2 pieces together to make a 34" tall pot?
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« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2014, 04:54:34 PM »
Well I never knew you posted back about the comment I made earlier, :) I'm going to go with your other suggestion and buy the Microkote, that'll save me from buying new pots, and does the same thing.  Thanks for that suggestion btw.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2014, 06:14:12 PM »
Wow, the shipping makes me think twice. I priced out a 5-gallon rootbuilder pot, $11.70, shipping is $12.84. more than the cost of the pot itself.  Thinking that if I buy a few, shipping would be less. So, for 3 pots, the shipping is $38.53, it's simply 3 times as much. I'll have to look for some place in CA to pick up.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #54 on: April 16, 2014, 07:29:13 PM »
Wow, the shipping makes me think twice. I priced out a 5-gallon rootbuilder pot, $11.70, shipping is $12.84. more than the cost of the pot itself.  Thinking that if I buy a few, shipping would be less. So, for 3 pots, the shipping is $38.53, it's simply 3 times as much. I'll have to look for some place in CA to pick up.


Shipping is free with Rogue Hydro:
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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #55 on: April 16, 2014, 10:15:45 PM »
I understand about making the diameter of the pot any size you want by just cutting a longer piece from the roll. What if I want a taller pot? Can I stack 2 pieces together to make a 34" tall pot?
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Yep, but you don't need to, not unless you have a deep rooted type tree.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2014, 08:13:42 AM »
I recently enlarged some of the pots, to their final size, by adding panels to the original pot wall.   This created a gap to backfill between the rootball and the RootBuilder plastic (shown on the right side of the photo) by about 5" all the way around.  That gap must have taken at least 40 gallons of soil for each enlargement, for each revised pot.  Notice the very aggressive and thick scaffold roots that had grown out of the bottom into native soil (white located at 6:30 and 5:30).  One on the left grew through the bottom row of the RootBuilder material.

 Also, there are many smaller white feeder roots at the perimeter of the rootball about to be terminated by air/light.



Works as designed.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2014, 08:45:36 AM »
Oro Negro update, left 8 on and remaining 4 that finally ripened last month were sampled.   They are excellent with a fine taste, creamy but not mushy texture and when cut and half put back in the fridge in a baggie did not turn brown.  Cut flesh stayed perfectly yellow.  The 2 that fell off the tree had the best taste.  That's the good news.  The bad is the young tree did not bloom this year so I'll have no fruit for next year.

Clime rules - Florida eats their ON in late fall/early winter, I eat them in the late spring.
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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2014, 11:01:15 AM »
Thanks Mark, on update of your long hang Oro Negro fruit it has renewed my hope for one day getting  my branch to fruit. Taste sounds yummy 8)

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« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2014, 11:24:59 AM »
Thanks Mark, on update of your long hang Oro Negro fruit it has renewed my hope for one day getting  my branch to fruit. Taste sounds yummy 8)

"Your branch"?  ON tree or a graft with other varieties?

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« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2014, 11:28:25 AM »
Told you Mark !, Its worth The wait.
Thanks to Carlos CTMIami , i was able to taste Monroe/ON , KNow i would like to Taste Catalina ;),,

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2014, 11:40:29 AM »
O.N. is growing on a branch graft on muli-grafted or semi- branch worked over on Mexicola Grande tree. I'll have to take some pic's soon for show an tell!

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2014, 12:06:39 PM »
You were right Ed.  What is amazing is how fresh it stayed after being cut this time.  Have more to go, yay!

Yeah, I'd love to see the pix Scott.  What type of grafts did you do?   

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2014, 05:56:54 PM »
The Root Maker company's Roootbuilder-II Expandable Container now makes a taller version that is 30-inches tall and 96 panels long. -Millet

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #64 on: June 08, 2014, 10:10:02 PM »
Millet, after adding panels to increase the height and observing the results I conclude that anything over the original 18" H is a waste and of no benefit to the plant material. This for citrus and avocado.  Mango remains to be seen.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2014, 11:06:41 PM »
You were right Ed.  What is amazing is how fresh it stayed after being cut this time.  Have more to go, yay!

Yeah, I'd love to see the pix Scott.  What type of grafts did you do?

All were whip & tongue graft's, will try and take pic's tomorrow.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #66 on: June 18, 2014, 02:30:35 PM »
Time for an update:

Griffin Spin-Out treated pot for an ON pit to use as rootstock:



Planted pit:



Typical effect - no root spin-out:



First Sharwil fruit:




Pickering fruit left after dropping 50 or so?  3 gal. PIN tree planted last Sept.



Joey avocado fruit:





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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #67 on: November 30, 2014, 11:33:18 AM »
Reed at about 10'.  Was about 4' tall last year. Very vigorous, also shows salts damage unlike the Waldin rootstock in the foreground.  This Waldin pushed after taking off a Brogdon on it last spring.  Will use it to graft a cocktail tree this spring. 

Waldin & Reed:



Reed.  Hope to have a heavy bloom set next year:



Reed Sept. 2013, no leaf scorch:


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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #68 on: February 05, 2015, 10:28:31 PM »
Hello.  This is my first post to this forum.  I am about to finish my greenhouse in zone 7a, (Tulsa, OK).  It is 12'x18'.  It has NG heat, electricity and water.  It also was hydronic radiant tubes deep (24") and more towards the surface (12").  I have avocados, citrus, mangos, longans and lychees in my workshop now with LED grow lights.  I think I read on your post that your trees are in air pots with no bottoms.  If this is the case do the roots go into the ground?  If they do, why do you need the air pots.  Will you ever consider pruning the roots?  I'm trying to get the most productivity out of my trees and I am intrigue by your set up.  I'm sure I'll have more questions.  Thanks in advanced.  Van

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #69 on: February 05, 2015, 10:34:59 PM »
Very healthy avocado trees Mark. your reed looks way bigger than my 15 gallon reed that was planted in ground in 2012. when did your sharwil flowered? mine just started to open the flowers.

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #70 on: February 05, 2015, 10:55:20 PM »
Man I'm I bad sorry Mark, I said I'd post some pic's of my or one of my multi-grafted Mexicola Grande tree's here you go,










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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #71 on: February 05, 2015, 11:02:44 PM »
A few more just cuz ;)






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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #72 on: February 06, 2015, 12:24:56 AM »
@robert, do u have different variety on each branches? Ur multi grafted tree looks awesome.

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« Reply #73 on: February 06, 2015, 10:12:43 PM »
Socal, no not every branch but there are many different varieties on this M.Grande tree I'll have to count them up one day. Thank's for kind post. 8)

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Re: Greenhouse, RootMaker pots for tropicals and fruit "porn"
« Reply #74 on: December 25, 2015, 09:35:34 AM »
Merry Christmas from Texas, ya'll!

Christmas fruit - Oro Negro & Sharwil cados, Meyer lemon, Moro blood orange, key limes and other goodies.







Newly grafted Sweet Tart pushing, in spite of it being winter here.




 

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