I'll have to admit,the fast draining medium used with these containers made me a bit nervous,as it dries out quickly,and for anyone who's at work for long hours,I would advise adding some akadama or mulching to the professional growing medium,the medium does spill a little,so cutting out a circle in your drainage mesh for the bottom will solve the problem.After the first water the peat and leca bind a bit so dont panic if you're trying this out for the first time.
Thanks for these comments Ismaeel. Yes the colander method requires that you keep a careful eye on watering. It is also why not all trees can be grown in these containers. Using too water retentive growing media however negates the benefit of the container too so the Professional Growing Medium is still what I would advise, plus lots of fertilizer = explosive growth.
These colanders are a good size and larger than any others I’ve found in stores, and will allow good root development for seedlings.
The pots were very cheap and delivered in great time. A pleasure all in all.
They are really strong and a perfect size for growing things on in the ground. Very happy with the quality and very well priced.
This is my first attempt at colander planting and I find the size and sturdiness of these containers ideal. I have already repotted some of my deciduous trees into these and I look forward to trying them for my figs in summer. I think I will need to order another batch of these soon.