Friday, December 7, 2012

How to make a mesh pot

Do you have a Koi pond? If you do, then you know that the little buggers love to eat the roots of your plants.  Instead of spending your money on floating pots or root protectors just reuse your mesh bags that often come around some fruits.  

Mesh Fruit Bag


Materials needed:
Mesh bag with fruit removed
Possibly hot glue
Floating material (if your plant doesn’t float)


 
 
Method:
I know this is obvious, but make sure to remove the fruit from your mesh bag and rinse it well. You don’t want any contaminates in your water.


Sealed Mesh Bag

Next, see if one end is sealed, if it isn’t use some hot glue and gather the ends squirt a line across the bottom to seal. 

Then roll or fold the edges in and tuck the bottom up to make a pot.  If you have a plant that does not float then all you need to do is use some type of material that floats (could be part of a noodle or other Styrofoam) and hot glue your mesh to it.  Now you are ready to put your plant in.

 


 
 
Result:
Folded Mesh Pot
One fish proof pot, costing nothing out of pocket and reusing materials you have most likely already have around your home.
This pot works amazingly well for water Hyacinths and other floating water plants whose roots are a tasty treat for hungry Koi.



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Mesh Pot



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