CROCK: In Pots for Drainage

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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It is an old-fashioned idea; no longer used by commercial growers; crock harbors snails; instead use shallower cyclamen pots and a bark-peat mix. A70-798

While frequently recommended it also provides the best residence for slugs, snails, slaters. OD74-183

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