Friday, 18 February 2011
Thanks for all the nice comments about Kate's Show & Tell and thanks also for the feedback on my paper pots. I mentioned that there was a way to make them without the expensive wooden form. For all those who were interested here's a quick tutorial to make these biodegradable pots using a glass jar. These are the steps:
By luck I found this piece of left over wrapping paper the perfect size and made up another pot with the wrap on the outside. A nice way to pass on a cutting, some flower seeds, a herb plant or a strawberry plant baby, team it with a colourful icecream stick ($2 shop for these) and you have a simple present. The wrap will warp and discolour after a while from watering but they still look cute. Don't handle these pots too much when wet or they might rip, but when they are dry they are surprisingly strong, I had a few which lasted months until they got planted out.
Oh and one of those waxed flat vegie box/trays make a great seed tray to hold the pots and move them round the garden.