Fibre pots for seedlings (drainage holes?)

Should I be putting drainage holes in the bottom of these small fibre pots?


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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 1,555
    Will water not leach out through the fibre ? 
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 1,795
    No need they are porous
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 24,683
    I agree with Perki and Debs. I always soak mine in water briefly before planting in them. This prevents them taking the water out of the compost.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 1,795
    Yes if anything they seem to dry out more quickly than plastic but I try to use them rather than buying plastic we all have to do our bit don’t we? 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 24,683
    Bonus is there is no root disturbance as you plant the whole kit and caboodle into the ground.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,805
    Soaking is a good idea LB.  Never done that before filling and sowing or pricking out but I did find found module type trays with holes that are just the right size for holding some of these pots and those did very well last year.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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