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john giroux


Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 118
Location: Gainesville, GA
    
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Saw this in mother earth news and tried it out today.


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john giroux


Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 118
Location: Gainesville, GA
    
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Took news paper, rolled it on a tomato paste can, folded the paper for a bottom, and a bit of tape.
Packed with dirt and in a bin I had in the cellar with some perlite on the bottom. The paper should
hold together long enough to get the seeds started. I'll let you know in a week or two.
John Polk
steward

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6498
Location: Moving to: NE Washington USDA zone 5 Western steppes to the Rockies
    
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I really like newspaper pots. For me, they have worked much better than the Jiffy pots.
Plus, you can't beat the price!


Irene Kightley
pollinator

Joined: Apr 13, 2009
Posts: 340
Location: South West France
    
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I just save toilet rolls, cut them in half then pack them with soil and sow a seed. They can then be planted straight into the ground when the roots have developed enough.



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john giroux


Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 118
Location: Gainesville, GA
    
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The TP roll is a great idea. No shortage of those things here.
Shawn Harper


Joined: Mar 01, 2012
Posts: 222
Location: Portlandia, Oregon
    
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Yeah I use the tp rolls too


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Ken Peavey
steward

Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 2168
Location: FL
    
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I use 16 oz plastic drinking cups.
-I don't have to wash them, a bonus for the bachelor in all of us!
-I cut few drainage holes in the bottom
-They can be reused many times
-5" height allows ample space for root growth

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