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Old Thursday 12th June 2008, 21:08
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This is the link! It is very snazzy! I expect they will be stronger than the ones I made - but mine are holding up very well and contain carrot seeds!
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Old Saturday 14th June 2008, 22:35
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Well, I'm blowed if I can get mine to fly!





(That is an excellent idea, Kits, I will try it next time I am running short of pots).
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Old Saturday 14th June 2008, 22:37
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Very funny Honesty !

Would the paper not just go soggy ?
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Old Saturday 14th June 2008, 22:47
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It does go soggy, Hosta, but the ones I made last week are still standing after a week of being watered every night.
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Old Saturday 14th June 2008, 22:48
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I think the soil holds it all in place and because of the layering of the paper it has a degree of strength which work in the short term as long as you don't move it unsupported from place to place when very wet.

The beauty is, of course, that you can plant the whole thing straight into the garden.
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And because they're square you can fit more in trays than round ones! Genius!
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Old Thursday 9th October 2008, 12:34
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I was thinking of this thread just the other day!

Did you ever make the paper pots, John?
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Old Thursday 9th October 2008, 14:01
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We used to make plant pots out of paper maché, using one clay one as a template, years ago now. This thread reminded me of doing it. I have put the link in favourites, Kits.
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Old Thursday 9th October 2008, 15:04
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I never did make any Kits, but I have a lot of the cardboard inserts from loo roles, cut in half ready to plant next years Parsnips.
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Old Thursday 9th October 2008, 16:42
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I have never heard of the idea of Paper pots.

A bit like Blue Peter and good fun to make. No-one is ever short of newspaper and it is another way to recycle it!

Even the the loo rolls have their uses John

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