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    Homemade Biodegradable Seed Starter Pots

    Molly53
    Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:49 am
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    from paper tubes (toilet paper/paper towel):

    The size of these makes them excellent for soft herbs and salad greens like parsley, basil, lettuce or chard.

    Cut toilet paper rolls in half (paper towel rolls into approximately 2" lengths):


    Place on a baking sheet or tray that will hold water:


    Pack with moist potting soil and plant your seeds:


    Water from the bottom (it will wick upwards):


    Because these pots don’t have a bottom, root growth won’t be constricted as it can be with peat pots. You do have to be a bit careful to support the bottom of the pot when you move it to prevent the potting mix from breaking away and falling out. And remember to bury the pot fully so that nice wicking action doesn’t act in reverse and draw moisture away from the plant roots once it’s in the ground.


    from Northwest Edible Life
    michEgan
    Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:09 pm
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    Excellent idea! Thank so much!!
    Zeldaz
    Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:22 am
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    Love it!
    Cat^..^atude
    Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:44 pm
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    I am a little late finding this excellent idea.. I was going to use the paper egg cartons... then poke the bottom out just before planting.....
    Buzymomof3
    Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:41 pm
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    Cool idea, I used newspaper pots this year, but I think the thick bottoms might have hindered things a little. I'll try this next year!!
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