After a salad luncheon, our garden club made hypertufa pots. The setting was perfect at a member’s home. Even the weather cooperated with a warm but not hot day.
The guys sifted the peat moss through a wire screen to create a smooth soil. It’s a good idea to wear a mask when the perlite is added. Then they mixed it all with a hoe and added water a little at a time.
The lady on the right is poking a drainage hole in the bottom after the mixture has been molded.
Each person brought a box to carry home her vessel with the formed “mud” inside. After 24 hours, the hypertufa pot should be unmolded.
Unfortunately, mine crumbled. The real trick to this whole process is the amount of water added. There are many video clips online showing the process. They also warn that the most critical part is getting the right proportions and the perfect amount of water.
But we all had a blast. Guess we are never too old to make mud pies or creations. It’s a fun activity, and one I hope to try again.
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