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Saw this in mother earth news and tried it out today.
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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.
 
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I really like newspaper pots. For me, they have worked much better than the Jiffy pots.
Plus, you can't beat the price!


 
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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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The TP roll is a great idea. No shortage of those things here.
 
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Yeah I use the tp rolls too
 
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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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