Newspaper Pot

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Newspaper Pot
« on: September 25, 2014, 19:39 »
Found this by accident on YouTube posted here so I can find again next season and to inform others that like Frugal living

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« Last Edit: September 25, 2014, 19:40 by cadalot »

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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 20:38 »
Or just see our "Richy's Paper Pots" thread on the Growing FAQs board:

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=11390.0

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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 09:37 »
Have tried richies paper pots :D :D :D The dogs danglers :D :D :D
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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2014, 17:37 »
we have been using them for years . . . kills time over winter evenings with me and my other half stocking up with them  :D
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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 18:18 »
yep - at the moment I'm in a bit of a quandary - do I turn the newspapers into pots or into 'bricks' for the fire.
Probably going to be bricks for a few months - then when it takes too long to dry them I'll start the pot production line...

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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 18:52 »
Sounds like a plan  :D

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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2014, 21:33 »
Have tried richies paper pots :D :D :D The dogs danglers :D :D :D

after 2 failed attempts  at getting parsnips to germinate I sowed in Richies pots.  As soon as a hint of greenery showed they were planted.  I've not dug up any as yet but the top growth is looking the best ever.  I think I know what I'll be making this winter too  ;)

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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2014, 09:35 »
Interested to read that folk make paper pots over winter ... the ones I make (newspaper rolled around an aerosol can) seem to be a nightmare to store so I make mine just-in-time when I need them in the Spring.

Perhaps I'm missing a trick as to how to make-and-store?

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cadalot

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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2014, 09:51 »
That's one reason I was interested in the fold out square ones as you can store them flat and open out when required.

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Re: Newspaper Pot
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2014, 12:11 »
I only use newspaper pots for things that want a deep root run and may resent transplanting (for me that is Parsnips, Sweetcorn and Sweet peas).  To that end I want tall pots (I think that Loo rolls are not tall enough), so mine are about 4" tall and maybe only 2.5" diameter.

They fit nicely in holes made with a bulb planter - pot them in, water around (like Leek planting) to wash the soil in, and that's it

(I tear off any newspaper sticking out above ground, otherwise it acts as a wick drying out the paper below ground, which then makes it hard for the roots to grow through the paper)



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