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Richy's paper pots
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2009, 16:14 »
Leave them in the pot's you can tear the bottoms off if you wish, but usually you'll find roots going through them anyway.  :)
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2009, 10:55 »
Excellent idea this, will be giving it a go for sure.
I was just wondering though (dangerous I know  :D), if I sow my parsnips in these paper pots in the greenhouse and then later transplant them, is it worth sowing the parsnips a bit earlier than usual?

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2009, 11:16 »
Excellent idea this, will be giving it a go for sure.
I was just wondering though (dangerous I know  :D), if I sow my parsnips in these paper pots in the greenhouse and then later transplant them, is it worth sowing the parsnips a bit earlier than usual?

I'd not do them much earlier to be honest, when I did mine last year by the time it came to plant the tap root had come out of the bottom of the pot and was quite long, I guess they must develop their root pretty fast. You could always try a few to see what happens.

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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2009, 13:19 »
Hi All,
   I do not buy a newspaper but I have found a use for all those A4 sized sheets of junk mail that comes through the door. 1 sheet makes a pot the size of Richy's and if you cut it into 4 you get 4 mini paper pots just about the size of halr a loo roll core.
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2009, 11:11 »
Sorry to be dumb but do you just plant them in the ground in the pots and do the roots come through ok :blink:
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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2009, 11:22 »
Yeah just plant straight into the ground. If the roots can get through my clay soil the will get through a couple of layers of paper.
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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2009, 11:15 »
People have tried this with other containers, e.g. toilet roll tubes - if you look through or do a search I'm sure you'll find them.

Whilst some people prefer the inner tubes method, others found that the glue or cardboard sprouted mushrooms.  You also need to store a lot of tubes in readiness, whereas you can make a lot of paper pots from one saturday paper
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2009, 11:47 »
These pots are great, although I have started to get mold on mine, so spreading them out more to let the paper dry out. Seems to be a fine balance between watering enough and watering too much... hopefully it will not harm the broccoli I have planted which has sprouted nicely.

Any tips on removing the mold (organically). 
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2009, 19:55 »
I never bother removing any mould I get, but to be honest I get very little so it's not worth the bother. Not sure how you could organically get rid of it I'd use Cheshunt compound but I doubt that's organic.

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« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2009, 17:56 »
With regard to a more organic solution to the mold problem
I have read somewhere that if you spray with some chamomile tea it kills the fungus/mold.
I am trying it at the moment and it seems to be working.
I used 3 teabags to 1 pint of water, let it cool and poured it into a sprayer.
You should make a fresh solution each week.

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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2009, 20:11 »
I have mine squashed tightly together and don't get any mould.

Me too and rarely any mould, perhaps it's a ventilation/air movement thing.

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2009, 01:25 »
My latest two are growing mushrooms, they're about 1/2" across and 1" tall! Same newspaper but different compost to the others, maybe that's the difference?

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« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2009, 11:21 »
My latest two are growing mushrooms, they're about 1/2" across and 1" tall! Same newspaper but different compost to the others, maybe that's the difference?

probably its the compost then.

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« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2009, 18:39 »
 I dont get mould on the paper pots but when I mentioned the chamomile tea treatment I was referring to the mould on toilet rolls!! :) The mould on toilet rolls can be really bad at times!

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2009, 22:29 »
A variation on pots, with toilet tubes instead

A link to the toilet roll suggestion, its a video rather than pics.

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