Sunday, 27 March 2016

Sowing Seeds

What a great little gadget this is, a paper pot maker, a gift given to Roger ages ago. You take 2 pieces of paper 30cmby 10cm approx, wrap round the pot maker leaving 3cm overhang at the bottom, fold the bottom over, push into the base which crimps and seals the bottom. It didn’t get much use in England, but here in France I’ve made loads using the supermarket magazines that come in the post, as long as it’s newspaper type paper. They are the perfect size for planting just one seed per pot and these little pots take up less space than even the smallest plastic ones, so we can start off more veg in the greenhouse. Alongside these we have some papier mâché ones too and both types of pots have been sown with tomatoes, courgettes (not so many this year), beans, peppers, chillies, cabbage, brussels and caulis. Once the seedlings are ready, the pots can be planted straight into the ground without disturbing the roots and the paper will decompose. I’ve got more seeds to sow in the coming weeks.

Pot Maker
Seeds 1
Seeds 2

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    1. It's great and is a great way of recycling paper x

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  2. Glad it came in useful. You have made such colourful pots as well. Ours is still going strong. Xxx

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    1. It has indeed and its something you can sit and do in the evening x

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  3. Interesting gadget, new one on me Diane xx

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    1. Not sure where my Mum bought it but there's loads online. Some prices more reasonable than others x

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    2. Bought it at a garden show at Stanstead park.

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  4. What a great little gadget!

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    1. It's brilliant and you don't end up with a huge stack of plastic pots after planting. Very eco friendly.

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