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Re: paper pots
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 13:51 »
the deep, blue mushroom boxes  are ideal
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Re: paper pots
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2012, 14:00 »
Thinking aloud - I have a broken dibber. I might use this to make long, narrow paper pots that taper to a point. 

Then when planting out I could, in theory, use a dibber and they should be snug as a bug.

How I would keep them upright is something I'll have to think about.

The ones I made are flat, using a can as MOS describes but they still move around a bit so I just popped them in snugly into a basket or box. :)

I've used them this year, made around a deodorant - I was just wondering if there was any benefit to be had from the tapered shape of the dibber (and the kit mentioned above).  If it "trains" the roots to go downwards looking for nutrients then it may be worth attempting... Though the aggro of getting them to stay upright may outweigh this!

Think I'll stick to my cylindrical pots!
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Re: paper pots
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2012, 14:06 »
I would have thought the pointy end would fall of once wet, as it's not supported, but you never know  :unsure:

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Re: paper pots
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2012, 14:16 »
As I usually have an empty wine bottle or 2 hanging around so I use this as a pot former.  The concave bottom make for a slightly stronger pot base.  But first to empty another wine bottle as the others got recylced!  That was bad planning!  DOH!  Is is wine o'clock yet?
Now what shall I do today?

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Re: paper pots
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2012, 14:31 »
It's always wine o'clock isn't it?! That sounds like a good dilemma to have.



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