Thursday, March 12, 2015

Never Toss TP Rolls!

Ah, the ubiquitous TP roll.  Imminently useful for various craft projects, and quite handy in the gardening department as well.  Here you see my current useful repurposing project: using them as inserts into a 36-cell seed starting tray.

Some things, such as sweet peas, need an early start to encourage early flowering during the growing season.  However, they do NOT enjoy short, squat growing spaces.  To accommodate their desire to make a rather deep tap root, simply put a TP roll into the cell and then fill with seed sowing compost.  Pop in your sweet pea seeds after soaking them overnight (it helps speed germination) and wait.  Within a week or two, you should see happy little pea plants appearing.

With any luck, I'll get scads of blooms that look just like the one on the seed packet:
Aren't they lovely?  I can't wait until they are blooming, and perfuming the garden with their sweet scent.

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