Thursday, February 24, 2011

Paper or Peat?

The Library Learning Patch kids making paper seedling pots from newspaper.

Newspaper strips are soaked in water.

Carefully line a small plastic cup with  two or three layers of the  damp strips.

Use a pencil to make a small hole in the paper at the bottom of the cup.

Allow to dry for a day or two.

 When completely dry, the cups can be filled with potting soil and planted with seeds.

When the seedlings are ready to transplant outside,
 they can be placed in the ground paper pot and all!

As the new little plant grows, the recycled pot will disappear.

The Library Patch Kids will be comparing their paper pots with peat pots
 at home this week as the plant     
basil, marigolds and sunflowers.

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