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Old 17-06-2006, 01:59 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
Gene Schurg
 
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Default Everyone should want one...

First of all...I'm done repotting for the year! I hate repotting...It's
boring!

This year I found two tools that didn't make it fun but at least helped make
it better.

The first was a galvanized feed scoop that I found at the "local" feed
store. It's great for scooping large amounts of dry or wet mix out of the
big plastic bin I store it in. It also is great for scooping pro-mix (or
other soiless mix) you may use for your other plants. They cost less than
$10 and I have a couple of them so there is always one at my reach (in the
garage, basement, etc).

The second tool I found at the Garden shop at Target. It's a scoop as well
but more of an oversized garden spade. It has a handle and looks like one
of those flour scoops on steroids. It's stainless steel so it won't rust
and is easy to clean up. I use it to scoop the potting mix and put it in
the pots. You have good control and because of it's size you can get a lot
of mix or just a wee bit. Cost less than $8.

I've tried many different homemade products from cut up plastic jugs to old
flower pots to do the job but these really did the job better.

Just thought I'd pass it to my fellow orchidists!