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gwynleg

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Paper pots-hmmm
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:40:46 »
So Iíve had a great origami time making cube paper pots, delighted that they fit 9 into a tray. Potted up well but they are disintegrating before my eyes! They wonít hold on till time to plant out. Is my newspaper just inferior quality or is this usual experience?!

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Paper pots-hmmm
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:40:46 »

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Re: Paper pots-hmmm
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 06:59:29 »
I tied it years ago, worked fairly well. Maybe paper quality has changed.



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Re: Paper pots-hmmm
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 07:17:39 »
Not had that problem either.  Do you water overhead?  How many layers is your newspaper pot wall?  What design are you using?  I roll over a former, like an empty spice jar etc, then fold the bottom over and squeeze it.  The sides are probably 3-5 layers of newspaper depending on the size of the pot.  It depends on how many turns I roll around the former. 

Maybe you are using a different technique with less paper.  I use this method but without the sticky tape.  A tin makes quite a large pot, a spice jar a smaller one, there are many formers to choose from.  :wave: 
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Re: Paper pots-hmmm
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 12:39:06 »
I think in parts that itís only 2 layers thick so thatís the problem. If I make them again iíll have to double up the paper from the outset. I was pleased to find a u shape rather than circular but it hasnít quite worked according to plan!

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Re: Paper pots-hmmm
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 20:05:11 »
I use one sheet (cut down the fold between pages) folded in half and wrapped around a polish spray can. Makes tall narrow pots just right for my sweetcorn, so I can transplant the whole pot/plant without disturbance :D

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Re: Paper pots-hmmm
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 10:32:35 »
Like Galina, I use multiple thicknesses.  I also use the insides of old toilet/kitchen towel rolls which I accumulate over the winter for just this sort of thing.  One toilet roll gives two cardboard pots and they stay together long enough to produce viable seedlings if watered carefully.

 

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