Mittwoch, 19. März 2014

Frugal gardening

There is no need to buy pots to raise seedlings. Especially for plants with delicate roots - as sweet peas for example, this home made pots are a clever and unexpensive solution. Just gather lots of toilet paper roll inners or the inners of kitchen paper towels. Make a cut, 1.5 cm deep, every quarter, into one end and flap the ends together as in folding a cardboard box. Fill with soil, place seed add some more soil and place the pots into a tray. My trays are plastic boxes in which carrots were sold. Did not spend 1 cent.
There is no need to remove the pots after the plant has grown enough to be planted into the garden. Just plant with the paper roll on, or what is left...


Hiroyuki hat gesagt…

Using such waste as containers is a clever idea for sure. I bought a pack of such containers at a 100-yen shop years ago, but the problem with me is that I'm always too lazy to make seedlings from seeds, and I always end up buying seedlings.

Where do you place these "pots"? Inside the house, the garage, or a greenhouse or something?

Fräulein Trude hat gesagt…

I place the pots under the roof windows in the attic. There is a huge spare room, usually not heated, with big windows. We only use the rooms in the attic if we have more than one overnight stay guests. Pretty perfect to raise seeds.