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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?

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By Laurie from Haverhill, MA

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February 11, 20100 found this helpful

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

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

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