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Last post Fri, Feb 8 2013 9:58 AM by babs. 8 replies.
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  • Sat, Jan 12 2013 12:35 PM

    • babs
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    Newspaper Pots For Starting Seeds

    Now is the time to start making up newspaper pots to start your seeds. These are easy to make, saves money.  If you have never made them, just google and you will find different ways to fold the paper.  This is so frugal for Dollar Stretchers. Babs
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  • Sat, Jan 12 2013 9:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Newspaper Pots For Starting Seeds

    The only thing Babs is that it is a very healthy thing to use newspaper that uses soy ink on it... Instead of the regular ink. Balthough now that most soy products have GMO's in them I'm not so sure....
  • Wed, Feb 6 2013 1:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: Newspaper Pots For Starting Seeds

    This year decided to try the inner rolls from toilet paper and paper towels (yes, have to fess up that we do use them!).  Cutting them to about 4 inches, then bending one side into the middle to make biodegradable pots. 
  • Wed, Feb 6 2013 9:41 PM In reply to

    Re: Newspaper Pots For Starting Seeds

    IMHO paper pots are great, both a good way to recycle newspaper and good for starting plants which can be transplanted with minimal root disruption. I do make holes in the pots when I set them out and am sure to cover the top edge as with peat pots to prevent wicking away of required moisture. I would not worry about the possible effects on the soil from GMO soy-based inks. AM
  • Thu, Feb 7 2013 8:27 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Newspaper Pots For Starting Seeds

    A friend of mine does this. I thought we had some information around here on it.

     

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  • Thu, Feb 7 2013 9:22 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newspaper Pots For Starting Seeds

    There was an old post. Im not worrying about the ink in the newspapers. I am also using the waxed pint milk cartons, school lunch milk, empty yogurt cups. DD buys the organic salad mix in theplastic containers. They work good for a mini greenhouse to start the seeds. It is time to get them growing. Babs
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  • Thu, Feb 7 2013 11:37 AM In reply to

    Re: Newspaper Pots For Starting Seeds

     I make these with the newspaper from my food co-op.   They use recycled paper and soy ink so I know there are probably contaminants, but we can't completely avoid contaminants in this world anymore.  I'd rather recycle the paper than use the plastic containers and peat is transported with fossil fuels, goes through the manufacturing process and etc.  So, I like the newspaper pots.


  • Fri, Feb 8 2013 7:44 AM In reply to

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  • Fri, Feb 8 2013 9:58 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newspaper Pots For Starting Seeds

    Good article. The seed tapes can also be made with toliet paper.  Cheaper , maybe, than the paper towels.Babs
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