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Monday, March 8, 2010

Starting Seeds

Along with our experiment with Winter Sowing (see this blog entry.), we are doing our usual seed starting.  I wanted to share with you the pots that we use to start our seeds with.  After trying those expensive trays and starting peat pots that expand, and just about every other thing you can find in the gardening aisle, we found everything to be very expesive for doing large amounts seeds and it was difficult to get the plants out without killing them to replant them, until we found a pot maker from Jung's seeds.  You can see the Pot Maker here in their online category. 


This has been one of the best buys that we have ever made!  You use strips of old newspapers to form a pot.  Fill it with dirt and put the seed in.  We use disposeable 9x13 pans to keep these pots in, so the seeds get watered from the bottom (which is better for growth).  In the spring, once they are hardened, they can be planted in the garden, pot and all!

This makes for very cheap, biodegradeable pots that can be done even by children!  My 11 and 13 year old have taken over this entire planting process for the last couple of years!  I have been using this $15 Pot Maker for five years and find it to be well worth it!

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12 comments:

  1. Hi, yes the idea is great however I've found a better one: it is called next generation paper pot maker and it is much cheaper. Plus you can add soil without damaging the pot you just made.

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  2. Love it!
    Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
    I am a follower!
    Please stop by!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a great lesson and wonderful memories for your children! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday and sharing this week! I hope you will come back to visit me soon. If you haven't already, be sure to enter the giveaway.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    HUGS!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  4. That is so cool. This would be great to do with the kids. THanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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  5. My black thumb isn't ready to think about seeds and planting yet...

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. How cool that you can stick the whole pot in the garden! I'm coming over to your house harvest time:)

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  7. Great tips! Can harldy wait. I started Spring Break today! Lezlee

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  8. Great idea!! I'm behind on sowing my seeds this year, but now I have a better way to do it! Thanks!

    - Michele

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  9. I can't wait to start my seedlings! But with all the late frosts we have been having I am behind schedule. Wishing you a good crop!

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  10. Hi,
    I just found you at BNOTP and I really like your blog. I am your newest follower.
    Bonnie
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow - that is awesome! I started my first square foot garden last year. I have never started seeds - I need to do that.

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party. I really appreciate it!

    XOOX
    Jen

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