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purple_leopard
« on: June 08, 2010 02:51:31 PM »

My mum came up with a great idea...making seed starter plant pots out of toilet roll tubes!  Eco-friendly, biodegradable and uses up toilet roll tubes!  Wish I'd had them this year, I ended up using plastic glasses and yoghurt pots!  At least I have loads ready now for next spring.   Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010 11:31:41 AM »

Just an update for anyone who's interested.  Used some of these to plant some spring onions, radishes and little gem lettuces.  Just replanted the radishes today, and the cardboard seed starter pots worked a treat!  The roots had started to grow through the gaps at the bottom.  Worked really well!
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2010 03:05:23 AM »

That's a really cool idea!
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010 06:17:41 AM »

this is a great idea! I'll have to keep it in mind if I ever get around to planting a garden.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010 01:46:42 PM »

inexpensive too!
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010 08:27:12 AM »

Thanks  Smiley I've found them indispensable this year!
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010 12:22:29 PM »

how did she do the bottom, did make cuts then fold them in?
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2011 02:33:20 PM »

Yes that's right.  You make 4 cuts about 1inch long up the tube, and fold them inwards, tucking the last one in.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011 01:02:00 PM »

This is a fabulous idea.  I started my toilet paper tube collecting as soon as I saw this post!
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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011 10:16:04 AM »

Glad to hear it's been of use!  It's such a resourceful use for something that everyone has.
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