Saturday, March 6, 2010

A pot party with the Spokesman Review newspaper!

No...I'm not talking about anything illegal here.....we have been making our own homemade planting pots ever since my daughter Daisy Girl "Stumbled Upon" (a very cool site you should check out if you haven't ) them online a couple years back. They are very easy to make and save us some money in the process...plus we are recycling which is always a good thing....all you need is a tall glass, some masking tape and some newspaper....In our case we used the Spokesman Review newspaper as it has the best quality paper and really holds up better than other local newspaper competition....plus you can read any news you may have missed during the week.... (cheap plug for our local newspaper that also hosts several regional blogs in their online format.) :)
To make the pots, you take a sheet of the newspaper....actually I'm not going to try and explain this ...Instead, here is a link to an instructional video we made last year: Click Here

In the first pic is lovely sis-in-law Melanie and daughter Daisy Girl (notice which newspaper they are holding up.) The second pic shows all the fruits of our labor today....nearly 200 pots were made...all of which will be planted with seed tomorrow. We will start approximately 100 tomato plants of different varieties and purple tomatillos.

Other garden accomplishments...Bent and my bro finished putting up the plastic on the 3rd raised bed. Sis-in law and myself decided to plant broccoli and cabbage in the hoops....temps are supposed to go down to the 40's next week but I think they will be fine with the covers.....(calling on my gardening angels of course)

Lastly, is sis-in-law and myself making our pots on the makeshift table my dad made just so we could be in the beautiful sun....and yes that's Daisy Girl to the left lounging in the chair....she made a few pots but eventually bailed on us. Okay she made more than a few...we wore her out obviously :)

All in all....what a wonderful, productive day....we came, we potted, we conquered and we will be back at it tomorrow!

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like y'all had a great time making paper pots in some beautiful weather. It was certainly a good day for it!

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  2. What a great way to recycle newspapers, and save some money in the process :D Looks labour intensive! lol

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  3. EG: Yep...We have been so lucky with all the great weather lately...we definitely take advantage of it when we can.

    Kyna: Making the pots actually goes pretty quick but it's even faster if you have several wonderful helpers :)

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  4. Sunny...thanks so much for taking the time to check in on me...so kind...so thoughtful....

    it means the world to me....

    sending love,
    kary

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  5. Kary...I know there really aren't words I could say to make your situation any less difficult...but I just want you to know you are in my thoughts...take care

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  6. Well these would clear out all the plastic pots in my shed! They look great, I will have to try some.

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  7. They work pretty well Dan....at least to get the plants started in anyway...I can't see spending a bunch on plastic pots.

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  8. Looks like great fun! *sigh*...my kingdom for a greenhouse! :)

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  9. Lisa: it was great fun..you can't beat a weekend with sunshine, planting and good company :)

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  10. Thanks for the instructional on these pots. What a great way to recycle.

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