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Sowing seeds in toilet rolls

Anyone have a list of plants that can be succesfully sown using toilet rolls/kitchen rolls?


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    A list??-beans,peas --you can sow anything-lots use it for sweet peas-but they do tend to fall apart as they get soggier

    The idea is to plant the whole thing out so it breaks down in the soil without disturbing the roots.

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471

    I only use for sweet peas as couldnt be bothered with doing everything that way image

  • OK thanks for that! So only members of the Fabacea family then!

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471

    You can pretty much grow anything i should think , i just find them fiddly for potting on later. Sweet peas, beans can go straight into ground, pot etc.

  • discodavediscodave Posts: 510

    I have planted some sweet peas in toilet rolls (aswell as normal pots) will see how they go.

  • I do runner beans and broad beans

  • BrummieBenBrummieBen Posts: 460

    They are great for seeds that respond well to root-trainer pots, and lots cheaper too, mind they do go dodgey after a bit!

  • GarrySGarryS Posts: 13
    I have used them for beans and sweet peas and have found them to be great . This year I am going to use them for peas and broad beans . I have a friend that also use them to start garlic off and it works really well
  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,253

    Apart from sowing the usual - sweet pea, beans and pea's I'm going to sink some leggy sunflowers in them.

    About 12 rolls fit into the small seed trays and although the rolls go soggy they don't flop over if packeted in snuggly.

    I've found they don't rot down very quickly in the ground, so discard the roll when planting out.

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