Richy's paper pots

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2009, 08:50 »
Because of my somewhat heavy allotment soil i now grow my carrots and parsnips in paper pots and get much better germination and of course no root disturbance on planting out.

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2009, 21:39 »
If I plant a 6" (say) paperpot of compost, into a bed of muck, is that going to make a carrot fork?
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 19:34 by peapod »

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2009, 21:41 »
No idea but at a guess probably  :unsure: nutrients are water soluble
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2009, 16:00 »
ive got my sweetcorn chitting and me and the kids are making richys paper pots tommorow,this might be a daft question but how full sould i fill with compost full,3/4,1/2.sorry for daft question but i want to get i right.
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2009, 17:03 »
ive got my sweetcorn chitting and me and the kids are making richys paper pots tommorow,this might be a daft question but how full sould i fill with compost full,3/4,1/2.sorry for daft question but i want to get i right.

I fill mine to almost the top just like a pot, about 1/4"- 1/2" from the top.  :)

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2009, 22:25 »
I do mine in these things.


Picture shows spuds, but they are the same ones I use for the paper pots  :)

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2009, 23:10 »
I wonder where you get them from :) (the blue trays that is) :lol:

Greengrocers  ;)

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2009, 23:50 »
Also farm shops. With pots made round an aerosol can, the trays hold 35.

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2009, 16:00 »
If it helps I've put up a vid on youtube  :blush:

Paper pot making

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2009, 16:04 »
also find the 2lt ice cream tubs good for standing the paper pots in :) nice n snug in them

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2009, 22:15 »
I was wondering the ink of the newspaper would that be of harm to the plant and or ground?
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« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 19:37 by peapod »

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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2009, 03:39 »
I know this is probably a stupid question tot be asking and i only ask this because i think it was yorkie who said that carpet lets bad chems into the soil i was wondering the ink of the newspaper would that be of harm to the plant and or ground?
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It's not a stupid question at all - it has been asked by quite a few people before and the general feeling on here seems to be that the risk of any harm is very minimal if at all.

I'd guess it would depend on the type and concentration of ink - either way no one seems to be worried / overly concerned. I will continue to use paper-pots confidently as well as put some shredded paper into the compost heap unless someone convinces me otherwise.  ;)
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2013, 06:43 »
I potted on my windowsill seedlings into these and they worked really well. Seem to be really insulating too to keep the roots warm (father in law is too tight to get double glazing  ::) ) and there's plenty of room for roots whilst we wait for the Ice Age to finish this year
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2013, 12:08 »
Paper pots have been working well for me so far this year, as well.  Planted a few bits out at the weekend that were started in them.
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Re: Richy's paper pots
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2013, 12:17 »
Bury the lot!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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