Those little cardboard tubes

If you are into recycling here is one way of using those little cardboard tubes you will find in the bathroom!

This hint was given to me by Tatiana at the gardening group in New Farm library, I have also seen my daughter-in-law use this successfully.  The idea is that if you raise your seedlings in the cardboard tubes, when they are large enough to transplant into the garden or allotment you just pop the whole tube, plant and all, into the ground without disturbing the roots.  The cardboard will decompose. Happy plant, happy gardener.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. a cheerful living adventure
    May 29, 2012 @ 19:00:51

    Such a good use of old loo roll tubes! I must start this again, thanks for the reminder. We’ve recently been cutting up yogurt pots to use as plant markers – so many ways to use up things…

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  2. narf77
    May 31, 2012 @ 17:36:14

    Thanks for reminding me about using loo tubes for seeling pots…now I just have to wrestle some back from the dog…

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  3. Jezzabella
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 12:07:46

    I love these tips. I will try the paper roll tube out on my next planting. Can’t wait

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