Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Recycled Pots...

I found the idea for these home made jiffy pots on a blog called 'Whip-It'!! They are made out of 100% recycled materials....

I wrapped some recycled newspaper around the bottom of a coke can & dipped it in a bucket of water until the paper was saturated. I then removed the paper from the can and there you have it, an instant seed raising pot.
I added a 50/50 mix of compost and fine sand to the jiffy pots, then planted my seeds. The seeds that I used are a bit old so hopefully they will still take. I'm not really sure on the life expectancy of seeds, most packets have a used by date on them but these ones didn't.

The great thing about these jiffy pots is that when your seedlings are ready to be planted out you just dig a hole in the soil and put in your plant, jiffy pot and all.... The roots of the plant will eventually penetrate through the paper, at the same time the paper will break down into the soil... Isn't this such an awesome idea!!!!!

5 comments:

  1. hey jojo,
    fantastic tip...I am about to check out the website...think I will give these pots a go in the future...would be perfect if u were goin to sell stuff at the markets or trash and treasure too huh.....
    keep on inspiring me....
    luv Abby

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  2. Hey Jodes,
    What a beautiful site you've made.
    Can I give Beck your link? She just adores stuff like this, I'm sure she would love to read all about you and your creative-ness (is that a word?)

    Hi Abby!

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  3. Hi Jen,
    I'm glad you like my Blog!!! I only started it last week so I still have a lot to learn. I don't mind if you give Becky my link, anyone is free to view my blog!

    Love Jodie

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  4. What an awesome idea. It will save me a pretty penny. I am definately going to be trying this out and reporting results on my site SCHWOIT.

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  5. What a fantastic idea! Will also be trying this one out. Thanks.

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