Photo credit: WVC 2010
2010-08 Avocado sapling planted with bottle
Plant seedlings with their plastic bottle
A video on growing seedlings (saplings) in plastic bottles and planting the saplings with their bottle.
In most cases, the rootball of seedlings is severely damaged at transplantation. Grown in more or less ideal conditions in classical plastic bags in a nursery, they are transported to the field, where the bags are cut open and the rootball roughly handled, whereby almost all the fine absorbing roots are broken. When seedlings are grown in plastic bottles or pots, this damage is avoided. Young saplings show a survival rate of almost 100 %. A few examples to show details of this method.
It would be nice if you could give it a try !