ContainerGardening
To Top

Homemade Gardening Pots

I use homemade papier mache pots for my seedlings, but I don't use salt in the paste mix. Can I use salt to prevent mold or will it kill the plants?

Ad

Hardiness Zone: 6a

By Laurie from Haverhill, MA

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun this month! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 11, 20100 found this helpful

It might, it kills weeds.To be safe I wouldn't use it.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

February 9, 20100 found this helpful

Instead of buying peat pots try this:

Take a can or jar about the size of the pot you want to make and wrap strips of newspaper around it. Make sure the paper strips are long enough to go around the form several times and wide enough to hang over the bottom. Wrap paper around form tuck the hang over in towards the bottom of the form, overlapping and press all around. Staple seam to keep from unraveling and set in pan/tray before filling with soil and seeds.

Ad

When ready to transplant just put in whole as is. The paper will decompose very quickly.

Can't get cheaper.

Kathy from Northfield, VT

Answers:

Comment Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening ContainerFebruary 9, 2010
Guides
Growing Tomatoes in Containers
Growing Tomatoes in Containers
Hydroponic Gardening
Hydroponic Gardening
Terra Cotta Pots
Saving Money on Terra Cotta Pots
Pots and pans.
Organizing Pots and Pans
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/14 01:40:49 in 442 msecs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!