Monday, August 1, 2011

Eco Pot Maker

There is a really great innkeeper in Loch Ness Scotland who posted this on his blog a year or so ago, and I thought it was so nifty that I wanted to share it with all of you!
Eco Potmaker

This time of year the greenhouse is full of plants waiting to go out into the garden. Now I'm not a great one for garden gadgets but someone bought me an "eco potmaker" for Christmas and I think it's great.

Basically it's a set of wood blocks which allow you to make different sized pots out of old newspaper. You roll the paper round the block for the size you want and then twist it in it's base to make the bottom.

You can then fill with compost and put your plant in and water. The really clever bit is, when it's time to plant out you put the whole pot into the ground. The newspaper rots away and the plant is in the ground with the minimum of root disturbance. Wonderful!

Visit the Pottery House B&B blog here for some fascinating wildlife and scenic photos in and around Loch Ness Scotland.
BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist wants to encourage learning no matter your age or where you live!

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