Pots - Mini Slotted Pots / Net Pots / Lettuce Pots 50 mm (2 in.)

starstarstarstarstar
5
/5 Stars
rate_review
6 Reviews
thumb_up
5 Likes
Code
SKU Net Pots - Mini Slott
Excellent pots for raising and growing plants in Aquaponics or Hydroponic systems. Can be transferred straight from the seedling-raising system to the raft bed, GroTower or media bed without having to dislodge the plant. (Not suitable for root veg.) . . . read more

Selected Size/Selection: Pack of 100

Pack of 100
$9.25 (AUD)

Out of Stock

 

Detailsdescription

Product Details

These are the ones we've been using for years in our own aquaponics systems!

Great little polypropylene pots for aquaponics raft beds (DWC), media beds, and GroTowers, and for hydroponics NFT systems.

Start the seed off in one of these pots (filled with vermiculite) and, depending on the plant type, it could spend its whole growing life in the same pot!  Easily transfer your seedlings from the seedling-raising section into the raft bed, media bed, or GroTower.  Just lift the pot from the seedling-raising area and drop it into the hole in the grow bed or tower.  So easy!

You need to drill a 50 mm (2") hole for the pots in your floating raft.  And the raft itself should be about 50 mm (2") thick.  That way, the flat collar of the pot holds the pot just into the water under the raft, ensuring excellent moisture for the plant. 

If you're using GroTowers, the GroPockets that we carry are designed to suit exactly this type of pot.  The collar of the pot will sit flat on the outer surface of the GroPocket, with the base of the pot perfectly placed to catch the water flow inside the Tower.  You get ten of these pots in our GroTower Kit.

When planting into media beds, simply scrape a hollow in the gravel, place the pot into it, and push the gravel back around it for support.  Easy!

When it comes to harvesting, it's a simple matter of lifting the pot out of its hole!  You can cut or break off the plant at the level of the pot, or pull the roots through the slots in the pot to release the plant from the pot.

These pots are reusable!  We get multiple uses out of each one.  Once you've removed the plant, empty out the remaining vermiculite and clean the pot.  Be as thorough as you can, to avoid any risk of spreading pathogens.  We soak the pots in a 50:50 mixture of methylated spirits and water, and then scrub them.

You'll find that they're not a good idea for root crops (carrot, beetroot, etc), or for anything that will form a large root ball.  In root crops, the pot will cause misshapen roots; and large root balls make it nearly impossible to extract the pot for re-use.  You're better off removing the seedlings from the net pots and planting directly into the growth medium.

Pot size - 50 mm (2") high x 44 mm (13/4") at the neck x 30 mm (1 1/4") at the base.

Excellent pots for most types of plants in aquaponics or hydroponics.  We've relied on them for years!

Additional Information

Profile

Murray Hallam is probably the best-known face in the world-wide Aquaponics movement. Murray is by nature an innovator and in his Research & Development facility has perfected many new methodologies for commercial farm Aquaponic systems.

more

Learn Aquaponics

At Practical Aquaponics, we have a range of information suitable for the novice to the expert. Browse our blog, register for our Aquaponics Courses, Workshops and Seminars or buy kits, books, DVDs and many other aquaponics necessities in our shop.

more

Aquaponics Kits & DIY

Proven and tested, there are hundreds of our kits in operation in every state of Australia and we have exported our kits to the USA, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Nassau. The wonderful thing about Aquaponics is that almost anyone can participate and get to grow some clean, healthy vegetables and fish.

more

Blog

Our Blog contains a wealth of information spanning a wide range of Aquaponic topics, from general news to some of the well-kept secrets to success. This is a must view area for everyone interested in Aquaponics from the budding beginner to the seasoned aquaponics farmer.

more

Featured Products

Aquaponics Grow Bed 585 Litres

Aquaponics Grow Bed 585 Litres

Our 585 Litre Grow Bed Is Back! Manufactured Specifically For Aquaponics. Made In Australia From Fibreglass With Marine-grade Gel Coating And Resins. ...

from $847.00 buy online

Indy 23 System - Plans And Building Instructions

Indy 23 System - Plans And Building Instructions

Feed Four People Year-round With The Indy 23 Aquaponic System! Build Your Own, Using This Step-by-step Instruction Set. ...

from $395.00 buy online

Greenhouse Tours 2022

Greenhouse Tours 2022

A One-hour Tour Of The Greenhouses With World-renowned Aquaponics Expert Murray Hallam. Come And See Aquaponics In Action! See Different Types And Si ...

from $20.00 buy online

Call our team today on 07 3200 0272

For all things Aquaponics ... Practical Aquaponics is your number #1 choice for products and information. Give us a call or drop us an email about your farm project today.