I’ve been longing to sow some plant and vegetable seeds and now we’ve finally reached the month of March I’m cranking up to get started.
I’m going to be making paper pots for my seedlings, my first ones will be extra long for sweet peas because they like plenty of room for their roots.
The big advantage is that when they’re big enough to plant out, you just pop the whole lot in the ground and the paper gradually rots away into the soil.
No more little plastic pots for this job, so we’re being happily sustainable. There’s less work too, because you don’t have to pot-on the seedlings into bigger pots.
Much as I love these stylish pots above, I’ll be making mine from old newspaper because I’m unsure about all the printers ink from these coloured ones leaching into the soil.
Click on this handy link that shows you how to make the pots, all you need is a pair of scissors, newspaper and an empty wine bottle, simple.
Let me know how you get on.
image: Jill Anderson