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  • Okay.... Who's heard of this?!

    Has anybody ever heard of using a baby diaper for gardening super soil?!! Check this video out...


    http://youtu.be/sXb8rJ8Rm3I
    Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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    WOW! Who knew? This could definitely help with overwatering problems and fungus gnat control. I wonder if this will aid in rooting cuttings also. Thanks, Taverna for sharing this.
    Faith, family, friends and figs. (Not necessarily in that order).

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    • #3
      I have used them for years. You can by that crystals in bags. Here is two sources. Search water crystals on the net.

      http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...rbing+crystals

      http://www.amazon.com/Hydrosorb-Mois.../dp/B001BOC8VS
      Art
      St Louis County, MO Z6B

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      • #4
        I wondered as well if would help cuttings defiantly help with over water but cuttings I think this may keep it too moist? This is my first time rooting cuttings and I am nervous because so far only 3 out of about 10 are doing well and I take so many opinion I may of over done it.
        Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
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        2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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        • #5
          I have not used the crystal for cuttings, but only in the soil of established plants. A thought came to me, they advertise there is a moisture barrier in the diaper to keep the babies bottom drier. So my thought was, to wet the diaper, lay our babies (fig cuttings) in it just as if we wrapped them in damp paper towels. Would the barrier keep the cuttings from rotting and allow them to root?
          Art
          St Louis County, MO Z6B

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bevman View Post
            I have used them for years. You can by that crystals in bags. Here is two sources. Search water crystals on the net.

            http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...rbing+crystals

            http://www.amazon.com/Hydrosorb-Mois.../dp/B001BOC8VS

            Hi Art - do you make the mix like in the video, 1:1 with potting mix? If not, what do you find works well? I currently use a modified 5:1:1 (pine bark fines: perlite:compost) for my container figs.
            Phil
            Zone 7A - Newark, DE; Zone 8A - Wilmington, NC;

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            • Bevman
              Bevman commented
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              My experience with the crystals have only been tearing apart diapers, and adding it to my planting mix for potted plants and even in the garden. I have not bought bags of it yet, though I am planning on doing that. I have also not started using it with my couple of fig trees yet or my fig cuttings, since I am relativity new to figs but not growing other things, edible and not.

            • drphil69
              drphil69 commented
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              Thanks for the clarification. Sounds like you do what I do, add some without a strict measure. I think will try it as an additional part to 5:1:1. I love the idea of less watering but don't want to over do it either.
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