The double-ended, FSC oak constructed Paper Patter will help firm the compost. Supplied complete with instructions, the Paper Patter would make an excellent gift or present for the gardener!
- Double-ended FSC oak constructed Paper Patter
- Use for firming soil in paper pots prior to seed sowing
- Patter measures 9cm in length
- Larger patting head is 3.8cm dia x 1.4cm D
- Smaller disc measures 8cm dia x 1.4 cm D
- Simply fill pots with compost, use paper patter and sow seeds inside
Easy to use. Good instructions. I'll be making all my own pots this year.
Arrived in plenty of time but as it is a gift I cannot really comment on its performance
Our horticulturist Martin Fiddes says; "Gardeners are renowned for making the most of things lying around so using something as readily available as newspaper is a must".
With a helping hand from the paper potter, yesterday's news can become tomorrow's pots and seedlings and young plants will love the way the paper simply falls to pieces once planted into the soil.
Seedlings will revel in the moisture held by the newspaper pots, roots which push through the sides will be air pruned and help stronger root systems develop and the pots are completely biodegradable in the soil, briefly adding valuable organic matter.
And don't forget that if you have too many locals and dailys for the paper potters to cope with, the compost heap will gladly swallow up the excess."
What The Press Say
Kitchen Garden1st March 2009
In the Garden Shed
Here is a simple gadget that helps you make pots out of newspaper. It will certainly reduce your reliance on plastic pots! The beauty of these home-made pots is once the plants are large enough they can be planted straight out in the pots, no need to unwrap the newspaper, it will rot away naturally and the roots will grow through.
Civil Service Motoring Association14th February 2009
Gardening for Less: 10 Under Â£10
Paper Potter: Use this gadget to make your own biodegradable seedling pots from old newspaper. Genius!