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Post  middlemamma Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:22 pm

I found this product in Pinetree Seeds and was doing some looking into it and found this site with better photos.

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Any thoughts on this product? I am wondering how they keep the bottom together?

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Post  acara Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:44 pm

Honestly just always did them with the bottom of a discarded wine bottle ...

Google or youtube it .... can't belive someone is trying to make a buck off a "mold".

We used to do this in school with old phone book pages
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Post  middlemamma Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:05 pm

Thanks Acara...that is exactly why I asked.... Smile

Interstingly enough when I googled...this was the first link that I clicked on. ROFL rofl

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Post  acara Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:14 pm

Thats tooo funny ...

Not like I graduated from gradeschool THAT long ago Embarassed

I think we started using phonebooks for planter cups when the big uproar about styrofoam burger containers at McDonalds happened..... so we had to make phonebook planting cups because the styrofoam drinking cups we used to plant lima beans in were now ....."the next great evil"
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Post  Patty from Yorktown Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:23 am

If you need a voice who says "I did that last year and was happy with the results." You can count on me. I used a tomato paste can for my small size plants and a schmucker's jelly jar for my large sized pots. I did cheat and use a bit of tape, which had to be peeled off before planting. The pots were very easy to remove the bottom before planting. They do disappear as the season progresses, however there was usually enough bits left that I could tell which plants were mine vs. purchased transplants. If you want a square sized pot, use a spice box. Happy potting.

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Post  camprn Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:44 am

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is a link to The Little House in the Suburbs tutorial on how to make newspaper pots. I tried did last year. The pots didn't work so well for the plants that have a long starting time. The pots really do not last more than several weeks and dry out rapidly.
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Post  Blackrose Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:11 am

I did some googling myself and came across a link on making seedling pots from TP rolls. Hmmmm... may have to start saving them. Great idea!

Here's the link.

I tried the newpaper pots last year. Just used various sizes of cans from the pantry. They worked okay, but were a little thick even though I cut the paper smaller. Using phonebook pages is a good idea. I may have do some experimenting this year.
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Post  Furbalsmom Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:26 am

Camprn, I am just curious, did you keep the little pots individually or did you try to make little six packs as the next link by Ivory showed? I have not tried this but it seems if the pots are gouped together, they might hold the moisture better.
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Post  camprn Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:58 am

Furbalsmom wrote:Camprn, I am just curious, did you keep the little pots individually or did you try to make little six packs as the next link by Ivory showed? I have not tried this but it seems if the pots are gouped together, they might hold the moisture better.

I made the pots about 2 inches across, secured it with tape and placed them in a flat tray (the tray all the 6 packs come in) filling up the tray. I thought it was impractical to make them any smaller.
I found these are not ideal for younger seedlings, but for more established plants as a short term holding spot before going into the garden.
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