[Homestead] computer crashed and burned!
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 22 19:35:23 EST 2008
I'm currently saving toilet paper roll tubes to use as 'cups'. I also
have my family and friends saving them. I stand them up in a tray,
fill them with soil, plant my corn-one per tube-, and water. The tube
holds together about 2 weeks, just long enough to germinate and then
transplant each corn plant. You can intensively plant corn easily this
way, and of course, the roll decomposes quickly and does not impede the
You can use this technique for anything that germinates with a week or
so, but you have to get it in the ground quickly because the roll does
come apart somewhere around day 16.
Robert Walton wrote:
>> 2) STARTER KIT FOR SEEDS - got this tip this a/m at the gym. Cut
>> a few sheets of newspaper into strips the same width as you would
>> want a starter cup for seed(lings). Wet the paper, then roll into
>> the desired width. Let dry. No need to remove at planting time.
> Glad to see you back. Get a Flash or external HD and back your data
> I make seed cups this way. I usually rummage a cardboard box that
> beer and sodas come in from a dumpster. They are about the size of
> two 6 packs and a couple of inches deep. Fill with soil and start the
> seeds in that. About the time they get the first true leaves, I'm
> transplant to newspaper cups. If you put those cups tightly in to a
> box as high as they are, they don't dry off so quickly.
> To make them I get a tin can the size I want. Cut newspaper a little
> wider than the height of the can. Roll the newspaper on the can
> loosely. Fold the bottom up and if you can wet the bottom a little it
> helps. Slide the can out and fill with your soil.
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