Look carefully: little sprouts are appearing in these homemade recycled paper jiffy pots.
I made the pots last week by wrapping some newspaper around this “thing”. I really don’t know what it’s called in English – it’s not to find in my dictionary. However, it’s a kitchen tool – a zinc cylinder with a hole in the bottom and a wooden part that fit’s into the cylinder. Traditionally used for making balls or dumplings for the soup – and to form dough into vanilla cookies. Now it’s even a gardener’s tool!
Anyway, this is what I did: I wrapped the paper around, sprinkled the paper with water, squeezed it a little, removed the “thing” – and voila: a nice little jiffy pot for pre-sprouting made out of 100 % recycled materials!
And one day when your pre-sprouted plants are ready to set out, you just dig a whole in the soil and place your plant, the jiffy pot included. Don’t bother to remove the pot – the paper will soon disintegrate and vanish in the soil.