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.