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Friday, July 9, 2010

How to grow plants from seed: Part III Home made seed raising pots

In part I we looked at seeds, part II seed raising mix and now part III a short video on how to make your own jiffy pots for growing the seeds in.  These are great for raising all varieties of plants especially beans, broccoli, eggplant and the list goes on.  The great things about them is they are made from recycled material, they can be put straight into the earth once you transplant out into the garden as they break down (just loosen the bottom of the pot so the roots can continue to grow down easily), they are made by you, and they are freeeeeeee.  Give it a go this weekend.


  1. thanks for the demo - will be looking out for more great posts from you. And whilst I'm here, just want to say welcome to Blotanical too


  2. Damn, now I have to start buying newspapers! I can see sitting there all winter making a few hundred of those; I'll have to train Mrs IG to do it.

  3. This is brilliant!! I'm gonna get the kids to try and have a go at making some. Do you think adding glitter and stickers to them are ok?

  4. Hey Mo
    Probably not the best biodegradable accessorising. Just remember they will become wet once you fill them with mix and water. Good holiday fun for the kids though!!