Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Hypertufa Planter FINISHED
Hyper to fa
Hyper tuf a
How do you say it ?
Ok, on with the finished project.
Cutting away the mold.
You can see where there may be some cracking.
Put it on a dolly and moved to side of house. Way too heavy !!
Then using my hands and a utility knife...broke away any lose cement.
Not so pretty and may not stay in one piece BUT I've learn some things....
like mix better and add more water. Rubber gloves are a must !
Do feel it may be missing something.
I understand that you should wait a month to cure in the elements before planting in it.
Temporarily added some plants that were originally planted in a bad location and dying.
For now I'm finished with this project !!
Believe the mix was proper but then again I'm hearing different opinions.
My suggestion is don't do it in 90 degree temps and be more selective with your molds.
Seen many different mixes on the Internet even one using elmers glue for the outer shell.
All tips and tricks are welcome.
See it from the beginning...click on "Hypertufa Planter" label.