Frustrated at constantly having to buy peat pots which cause the darn plants to go root bound, I ended up peeling off the entire thing to keep the roots intact. The pots ended up in the compost. What a waste. Now I find out peat isn’t sustainable? Time for a new plan…
Enter toilet paper rolls.
I learned this idea from Mom Photographer, who I believe learned it from her mother. And since, I’ve shared it with my mother. :)
It’s working out beautifully so far. We’ll see how it does when they go in the ground. I’m going to cut some of them completely away, and leave some to decompose. We’ll see which do better. The best part is that it’s impossible for them to get root bound, on the bottom anyway.
Have you tried this?
- What food packaging & other household waste do you use for starting seeds? (recyclethis.co.uk)
- Alternatives to Peat-Based Products for Starting Seeds Indoors (treehugger.com)
- Toilet Paper Roll Shamrocks! (craftingagreenworld.com)