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Curing your Hypertufa - Lower your container very gently into water bath.

Curing your Hypertufa - Lower your container very gently into water bath.

Hypertufa: classic proportions 1 cement: 3 aggregate) e.g.3 Type I Portland cement:4 Sphagnum or coir (use coir) :5 perlite. For texture add sand, pebbles, crushed rock. Add water. Pack into mold, completely cover in plasic to seal to cure for two months. Then removed from plastic, rinse thoroughly, and expose  to the elements for several more weeks to reduce its toxic surface alkalinity.

How to Make a Hypertufa Bird Bath

Recipe #1 - Heavy Duty  This recipe is heavier than most Hypertufa and is ideal for troughs and containers for cold climates as well as large objects and stepping stones. So far this is the one that I have used almost exclusively.  1 Part Sterile Potting Mix (No fertilizer)  1 Part Portland Cement    Water

Recipe - Heavy Duty This recipe is heavier than most Hypertufa and is ideal for troughs and containers for cold climates as well as large objects and stepping stones. 1 Part Sterile Potting Mix (No fertilizer), 1 Part Portland Cement, Water

Hypertufa :  Wearing a dust mask, put 12 quarts each of cement, peat moss, and perlite into a mixing tub. Use a hoe to combine the ingredients thoroughly.  Add a few cupfuls of water to the dry ingredients and use a hoe to blend it in. Continue adding water in small quantities and blending it in until the mix reaches the consistency of creamy peanut butter.

How to Make a Hypertufa Table

Hypertufa : Wearing a dust mask, put 12 quarts each of cement, peat moss, and…

I so appreciate the way these age; this is a cement ball with a Gunnera leaf imprint and a hand carved Hypertufa base.   Cement can captur...

I so appreciate the way these age; this is a cement ball with a Gunnera leaf imprint and a hand carved Hypertufa base. Cement can captur.

The process I use to mold containers is much simpler that the usual box-in-box method that sandwiches hypertufa and some metal mesh in a frame. Instead, I simply pack hypertufa around an overturned plastic pot or planter. And because it's so easy to work with, hypertufa can be molded into many sizes and shapes.

Make Your Own Hypertufa Container Hypertufa looks like stone but weighs less…

Make beautiful garden containers that will last for years with this wonderful hypertufa technique. The term "hypertufa" refers to a type of artificial stone, and is a conglomerate of the words "tufa," a natural volcanic rock, and "hyper," a prefix meaning excessively or extremely; hypertufa are extremely rock-like containers.

Hypertufa Pots

Hypertufa Pots Enrich your green space with projects from the gardening experts at "The Martha Stewart Show," including beautiful stone containers, elegant plant stands, and handy tool holders.

Here are download and printable directions to make hypertufa pots from The Hypertufa Gardener

Hypertufa can be made into Draped Hypertufa. Video

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