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||Posted - Feb 06 2010 : 2:19:31 PM
If you need to start seedlings early, cut a TP roll in half and fill with dirt. You can tie four or so together with twine to help them stay up right. You save those plastic containers and reuse those rolls that gather.
Maybe some of you have seen this or its been mentioned before but as we start getting excited about planning this years garden you might want to start saving those TP rolls.
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||Posted - Mar 08 2012 : 05:11:43 AM
@ Montrose Girl what a GREAT idea!!I will definately be trying this out next growing season! (i already started my seedlings)
||Posted - Mar 03 2012 : 05:49:42 AM
That sounds awesome Debra. What fun and learning those kids will have.
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||Posted - Mar 03 2012 : 01:33:30 AM
We have 24 kids that come to our Wed. afterschool program and we'll be starting seeds in the next week or two. I've been saving tp and paper towel rolls for awhile now and I think I have enough. I've also put in a request at church for deli style clear clamshell boxes that the kids are going to turn into mini-greenhouses. The kids are starting a community garden at the local community center where we meet. Each child will have a 5x5 foot plot to plant whatever they want. If it will stop raining for at least 3 days in a row I can get the gentleman who agreed to plow up the spot to come and do it!
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||Posted - Feb 22 2012 : 7:19:54 PM
Great idea Laurie. I've tried that with rolled newspaper...one of mj's projects :-).
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||Posted - Feb 10 2012 : 07:45:52 AM
Great idea! I had heard of this before, but never tried it. The pic is a great help. I've been saving mine for weeks but they keep diminishing as my two DD keep using them to fashion tunnels for their hamsters.
I also use tp rolls for years to keep cords coiled. They're great for keeping my mixer cord and other applicance adaptor cords neatly separated, untangled and quick to grab.
||Posted - Feb 07 2012 : 08:12:19 AM
I just started saving mine a couple of weeks ago when my friend told me about this. Of course I have a while before I can start my seeds so I should have plenty. Heck I am pretty sure the people in my house eat the toilet paper as fast as it goes!
||Posted - Feb 03 2012 : 08:03:51 AM
I'm glad so many folks are taking an interest. I know I can't always come up with pots to gets plants started and this is a great way to reuse something we all have.
||Posted - Feb 02 2012 : 10:18:46 AM
Yes, thank you for the picture, Karrieann, that is a big help!
||Posted - Feb 01 2012 : 8:42:32 PM
Kerrieann, in my post on page two that is what I was talking about...thank you so much for finding a pic about it...I tried explaining it but a picture is so much better
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||Posted - Jan 29 2012 : 6:18:39 PM
I saw this on Pinterest!
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||Posted - Jan 29 2012 : 09:02:32 AM
I saw this idea here about two months ago and I have been using it with my seeds and it is soooo great. Thanks for passing such a great idea on. Karla
||Posted - Jan 27 2012 : 08:44:08 AM
Neat idea thanks for sharing!! can't wait to try it.
||Posted - Jan 19 2012 : 2:33:48 PM
I've been saving mine so that I can give this a try with my seeds this year.
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||Posted - Jan 19 2012 : 11:26:12 AM
In case you don't have a stockpile of TP rolls, you can buy them from Oriental Trading Company. You can also use paper towel rolls. Sadly, we've got about 6 weeks to go before we can start seeds, here, but thought I'd pass this on.
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||Posted - Jan 19 2012 : 11:13:46 AM
Laura, we did that last spring, and it really works. Thanks for the information.
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