Anyone tried this? Take a plastic water or soda bottle,cut it in half,Take the top,turn it upsidedown,looks like a funnel right! The Other part looks like a cup! Now take the top half and slice it in half vertically.Be careful. Now you use rubber bands to hold the 2 pieces together(looks like a funnel again!) Put news paper in the bottom,fill with soil, add a cutting from your favorite plant. Fill the bottom half with water, set the top half into the bottom and PRESTO! Instant starter for cuttings! Easy to see the water level,keeps soil moist from the bottom up! Roots form and grow down searchin for the water! When the roots show through take off the rubber band and there ya are,... A new plant!
Post by Compost Pharmer on Jan 23, 2006 19:49:13 GMT -6
Thats a good idea. I use the bottom half of the carton to transplant the plants from the starter tray, until I can plant them in the garden. I label each carton so I know what they are. I use my own home made compost for the growing medium. Works really well. That way I can put the plant and all the soil into the garden. I have found I have better luck with home made compost soil then boughten soil for the transplants.
Building compost for the giant maters and giant peppers.
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