This really isn’t because we are cheap as much as it is we couldn’t find the larger peat pots we wanted. So when you can’t find something you need – you improvise. Yup, we had seen this a few times on other sites (and for the life of me – I can’t remember where) – so we figured why not. Using newspaper to make pots for your plants (until you transplant), a great idea right? Recycling & being frugal at the same time.
We are trying to be as green as possible. So it works.
So here are a few of the pots waiting for some vegetable love.
It really wasn’t hard – I think we could video tape it and show you in about 5 min (total production time, upload & everything – not the video taking 5 minutes itself… geeze – that would be boring). They should be just as solid as peat pots (maybe not 100% as solid, but still), and shouldn’t be too bad for draining – figure it will suck some water up.
We went ahead and potted up a few peppers & tomatoes to try them out – they seemed to work great.
Not bad right? We made about 12 or so – figure that one sunday paper is $1.50… that isn’t bad at all. This is just until we have our tomatoes & peppers completely hardened off and can transplant into the raised beds. Or until we give them away to folks. Shouldn’t be long.
Would a video be helpful? Anyone want us to do that? We provide for the people… you didn’t know?