Make your own seed-starting pots.
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PotMaker® is rated out of 5 by 31.Rated 5 out of 5 by Gleaner from Pot Maker earns its' keep! I have used this product for over 20 years with enormous success. I have made thousands and thousands of pots. The secret to providing stability from newspaper is to completely fill a flat with these. It takes 50 of them, packed somewhat snug to fill a standard-size flat. As I fill the entire flat, then I water the pots. I let it sit over-night for the moisture to be distributed evenly. The next day, I put seeds on top of the pots. I top the planted pot with a light dusting of seed-starting soil. Pots are labeled, of course. I use a heating pad underneath. On top, I use both an incandescent light and fluorescent light. Voila! Germination occurs! For healthy growth, I implement a fan for several hours a day. I eventually transplant into larger containers or straight to the ground (removing the newspaper, due to our short growing season). I initially started out as a frugal gardener trying to grow food at the lowest cost. I like having so few supplies to store between season. I am convinced of the method. Already have a flat of newspaper pots, seedlings on my kitchen table!Date published: 2014-01-07Rated 1 out of 5 by JoanE from Failing bean trellis Trellis started to fall apart as plants grew around it.Date published: 2013-06-29Rated 1 out of 5 by mickelby from pot make shortfalls the first time you set your littpe paper pots outside and it rains, the pots disindigrate and colapse on your plants. I've gone back to peat pellets. so that when I try to harden off my little plants the medium does not colapse in a spring riain.Date published: 2013-04-06Rated 5 out of 5 by Renee from Great investment I have made 600 pots with this this spring. I can't even imagine how much money I saved over buying pots. I love it and have reccomended it to all my gardening friends.Date published: 2012-04-15Rated 5 out of 5 by Kren from Fantastic Have tried other types of paper to give seedlings away to others. It is a great product -- saves $$ on gardening needs.Date published: 2011-12-09Rated 2 out of 5 by GizmoJones from Falls apart easily Once you get the paper pot produced by this mold wet it starts to fall apart, either by losing its shape or by disintegrating. I tried using newspaper, paper from the phone book, longer strips, wider strips, etc., but lost almost all my seedlings because the pot fell apart before the seedlings were ready to transplant. I think this product would work best for potting quick-germinating seeds with fast-growing root systems like squash and beans, because the roots held the pot together. If your seeds take more than a week or two to germinate, it's best to use something that can hold up better to moisture.Date published: 2011-05-23Rated 5 out of 5 by cbstorch from Awesome! I really love this tool. It makes gardening simple and easy. Not to mention the money you save year to year. Just ask friends and family to save their newspapers for you. :o)Date published: 2011-01-24Rated 5 out of 5 by Jane2045 from Pot Maker I bought this pot maker. I have made some paper pots and it does work. I plan to start seedlings for spring. I will write how they do.Date published: 2010-10-01