Fibre pots

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Fibre pots

Post: #277722 sda
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:58 pm

Yet again I've put seeds in fibre pots and before they've germinated, the pots have started to go mouldy. How can I stop it from happening?
I gave the windows a good clean and finished off with a bleach wipe before putting the pots on.

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Re: Fibre pots

Post: #277725 Green Aura
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:40 pm

I've not used fibre pots for years - we generally make them out of newspaper or just use the little pots we occasionally get seedlings from elsewhere in.
But I have to confess it hadn't occurred to me that their going mouldy was a problem. I'm fairly certain mine always did. We just planted them anyway. They're constantly damp so the chances of them not going mouldy is slim, isn't it?

The reason we stopped using them, apart from the price, was because they never seemed to rot properly, so the plants got constricted roots.
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Re: Fibre pots

Post: #277730 Flo
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:43 pm

Green Aura wrote:The reason we stopped using them, apart from the price, was because they never seemed to rot properly, so the plants got constricted roots.

Exactly why a lot of allotment holders here use newspaper pots and toilet rolls to set things off.

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Re: Fibre pots

Post: #277748 sda
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:38 pm

How do you make a pot out of newspaper?

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Re: Fibre pots

Post: #277750 Zech
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:54 pm

There are fancy gadgets you can buy, but I tear strips of paper (one-third of a sheet) and wrap them round a little pot, tucking the paper over the end as if I was wrapping up glassware for packing in a box. At the end I fold the top edge down to hold it together. I then slide the pot out, which isn't always as easy as it sounds.
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Re: Fibre pots

Post: #277758 Green Aura
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:35 pm

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Re: Fibre pots

Post: #278025 jamesintayside
Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:08 pm

The quick newspaper pots are great - just what you need.
my inspiration a great blog http://tinyallotment.wordpress.com/


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