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john giroux

Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 133
Location: Gainesville, GA
Saw this in mother earth news and tried it out today.

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john giroux

Joined: Feb 17, 2011
Posts: 133
Location: Gainesville, GA
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

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6778
Location: Currently in Seattle. Probably moving 1 hour north by end of the year.

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

Joined: Apr 13, 2009
Posts: 364
Location: South West France
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: 133
Location: Gainesville, GA
The TP roll is a great idea. No shortage of those things here.
Shawn Harper

Joined: Mar 01, 2012
Posts: 234
Location: Portlandia, Oregon
Yeah I use the tp rolls too

She changes everything She touches, and everything She touches changes.
Ken Peavey

Joined: Dec 21, 2009
Posts: 2523
Location: FL
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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