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Old 23-07-2005, 06:19 PM
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Will several mature pine cones placed in the bottom of a large pot,
underneath the dirt (to make it lighter to move) produce anything that might
harm the plant?

Would it cause the soil to become acid, alkaline, or neither?

Thanks in advance.



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Will several mature pine cones placed in the bottom of a large pot,
underneath the dirt (to make it lighter to move) produce anything that
might harm the plant?

Would it cause the soil to become acid, alkaline, or neither?

Thanks in advance.


Why would you want to put them in the put to begin with?


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Old 23-07-2005, 07:19 PM
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Carmen wrote:

Will several mature pine cones placed in the bottom of a large pot,
underneath the dirt (to make it lighter to move) produce anything that might
harm the plant?

Would it cause the soil to become acid, alkaline, or neither?


Pine cones will dissolve over time. Try styrofoam "peanuts" instead.
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Old 23-07-2005, 07:44 PM
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Pine 'needles' are often used for mulch. Around gardenias, they help =
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You asked why would I want to put them in the pot to begin with?
Answer: The pot is large & the so is the plant. It will have to be moved
inside during the winter months. Filled with dirt, it would be too heavy for
me to lift & transport. Therefore, if I replace the lower portion of dirt
with a light weight material, I would be able to lift it to bring it inside.

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Will several mature pine cones placed in the bottom of a large pot,
underneath the dirt (to make it lighter to move) produce anything that
might harm the plant?

Would it cause the soil to become acid, alkaline, or neither?

Thanks in advance.


Why would you want to put them in the put to begin with?





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Seems to me that if you fill enough of the pot with pine cones, you may as
well just use a smaller pot. Doesn't have to be smaller in all dimensions -
get the same width, but a shorter pot. My other thought is that as the pine
cones decompose, the soil's going to collapse. So...smaller pot?

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You asked why would I want to put them in the pot to begin with?
Answer: The pot is large & the so is the plant. It will have to be moved
inside during the winter months. Filled with dirt, it would be too heavy
for me to lift & transport. Therefore, if I replace the lower portion of
dirt with a light weight material, I would be able to lift it to bring it
inside.

"Doug Kanter" wrote in message
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Will several mature pine cones placed in the bottom of a large pot,
underneath the dirt (to make it lighter to move) produce anything that
might harm the plant?

Would it cause the soil to become acid, alkaline, or neither?

Thanks in advance.


Why would you want to put them in the put to begin with?







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