Look what I created last week: homemade jiffy pots made out of 100% recycled paper.
I needed some little pots for pre-sprouting and as IÂ´m not very found of thee little green plastic ones from the super market I started experimenting with newspaper by wrapping some newspaper around this â€œthingâ€. I really donâ€™t know what itâ€™s called in English – itâ€™s not to find in my dictionary. However, itâ€™s a kitchen tool – a zinc cylinder with a hole in the bottom and a wooden part that fitâ€™s into the cylinder. Traditionally used for making balls or dumplings for the soup – and to form dough into vanilla cookies. But now itâ€™s also a gardenerâ€™s tool!
Anyway, this is what how to do it, itÂ´s very simple: You wrap the paper around the wooden part, sprinkle the paper with water, squeezed it a little, removed the â€œthingâ€ â€“ and voila: a nice little jiffy pot for pre-sprouting made out of 100 % recycled materials!
And the recycling goes on: so one day when your pre-sprouted plants are ready to set out, you just dig a whole in the soil and place your plant, jiffy pot included. Donâ€™t bother to remove the pot â€“ the roots of the plant will easily penetrate the paper, and at the same time the paper will disintegrate and vanish into the soil.