Making paper seed raising punnets

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A pile of paper pots, ready for seeds.
A pile of paper pots, ready for seeds.

When on holiday in Tasmania over Christmas, one of the thing we picked up was a paper pot maker. It’s a lovely little device made of turned wood, and it creates very practical paper pots for seed raising.

I’m doing all my seed raising in these for Autumn/Winter, and so far so good. The paper stays nice and moist, and doesn’t seem in a hurry to break down or fall apart.

One variation from the instructions is to make the paper pots taller than the first batch shown in the photo above. This gives the roots a bit more space, and the pots a bit more volume, reducing the danger that the pots dry out.

Making pots is also a good thing to do while watching TV 🙂

Broccoli seedling, poking its head up from a handmade paper pot.
Broccoli seedling, poking its head up from a handmade paper pot.
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