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Msg: 968669
Subject: Velcro advice
Author: Angel and DemonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 24, 2018 1:29 PM
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I'm about to plant my first box using velcro. Is there a best way of doing this? Does it matter which side of the velcro goes on the box?
Msg: 968670
Warrior Woman Subject: Re: Velcro advice
Author: Warrior WomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 24, 2018 3:29 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968669 by Angel and Demon
In my experience, the method of attachment is more important. The adhesive of Velcro will not last long especially at extremes of temperature. I’ve used small tack nails (if your surfaces permit it) to secure the ends of both sides of the Velcro.

Warrior Woman
avoids Velcro on metal
Msg: 968671
Don't Panic Subject: Re: Velcro advice
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Date: Nov 24, 2018 4:20 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968669 by Angel and Demon
If you are planting where you get freezing weather, you won't be able to get the box free. The velcro gets water in it and then freezes. I found a box here in NY and when I went to pull the box free the velcro ripped away from the bottom of the bench, but was still attached to the box. I now had a box that wouldn't reattach to the bottom of the bench, so I hid it in the woods nearby and notified the planter.
Msg: 968674
Subject: Re: Velcro advice
Author: FunnyMingoProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 24, 2018 10:04 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968669 by Angel and Demon
If you are making a cammo bag type of letterbox, use the soft part on the area where you zip it closed. It is rough to seal the bag with the hard part.
Msg: 968752
Subject: Re: Velcro advice
Author: Angel and DemonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2018 12:07 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968669 by Angel and Demon
Thanks, everyone, for the advice. My box is a small tin, but I'm hoping to plant on a wooden surface, so I'm going to try tacking/nailing it down. I wouldn't have thought of that, but it's a great tip.
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