Making newspaper pots for seeds/seedlings

Grace74Grace74 Posts: 21

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I saw this video last year and will be making them to sow my seeds this year

tried my first pot today and paper must measure 11x22in for a 2 and 3/4in pot or 28x56cms to make a 7x7cm pot. If you don't cut the paper it just makes a slightly bigger pot

Pretty sturdy. Fun to make when the weather is bad and you're stuck indoors

can be kept folded flat until needed then opened up and filled 

https://youtu.be/7dlGQP81yfo   

 

happy spring planting

 

ps  alternately they'd make cute Easter baskets with coloured paper, a hole punch and ribbon strung through ????

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,269

    I love them Grace, I have a Potter, makes round ones, you can make them very deep for beans, peas, sweet peas etc, whatever needs a pot for deep roots.

    There is no root disturbance because you plant the whole lot out.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Lynn8Lynn8 Posts: 12

    What a good idea! but I've just realised I don't buy a newspaper image ! No time to read a paper with a garden! I will go and buy one tomorrow!

  • Grace74Grace74 Posts: 21

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    hi Lyn and Lynn8

    I got one of those round potters as well- quick n easy ????

    i had to go and buy n/paper as well 

    the advantage of these is that they can be folded flat until needed

    ive been sitting n doing them this afternoon and they are mind numbingly satisfying when watching the telly ????

  • Lynn8Lynn8 Posts: 12

    Right that's it - I'm having a go tomorrow - much less space taken up than with plant pots! 

  • Grace74Grace74 Posts: 21

    Apologies

    i dont know why all my posts (I only started posting 2days ago) are ending with '???'

     

     

  • Lynn8Lynn8 Posts: 12

    Don't worry Grace I hadn't even noticed!

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,269

    I much prefer square pots, they fit nicely in a seed tray. I dont buy news papers but we can scrounge some!

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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