GIVE AWAY! Newspaper Pots

I just found this super great "green" pot maker on ETSY at
Brilliant.
Besides pots for planting I can think of endless opportunities for this great tool-look out parchment paper, Sassy is about to transform you into art, yummy art filled with cupcakes! OOO, and what about treat cups for parties, I'll have to dig out all that wrapping paper I was waiting to recycle into new projects. That will be later though. After growing season. Right now I have land to till. Seeds to sow. Baskets to weave......Ok, no baskets, but I do have pots to make now!
For now....
The Sprout and I can't wait to grow all sorts of things this summer. We will doing it mostly through Aunty Connie and Uncle Derele's Organic Farm but also wanted to try one or two sprouts at home that we can watch closely. Aunty Connie shared some poppy seeds I can't wait to grow, enjoy, harvest and then eventually bake into yummy muffins.

Maybe I will even make a set of pots to share with one lucky readers!

Just think of all the things you could put in these sweet little pots.

I'll call this giveaway:

"an easy sowing project for April"

Tell me readers......tips for growing (I really need them, I'll take anything!!)

Leave a tip and I'll do a random giveaway for a set of 6 newspaper pots made by myself and my new pot maker. Follow me and I'll put your name in twice!

Winner will be announced on Tuesday!

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10 comments :

mlafayette said...

I am a follower :)

A planting tip... don't start your seeds too early! I started my seeds a few weeks ago and they are huge already. Certain seeds need to be started early like tomatoes but other seeds like zucchini don't need to be started early. Oh well I will remember this lesson for next year.

Michelle

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Tam said...

Those are cute pots! I am not much of a gardener but I try. I am always excited to start out in the spring but then by the end of summer my interest dies out and I have a garden full of weeds!! So my tip would be to start small! I bought some peanut seeds that need to be started indoors but I haven't done it yet! Hope I am not too late!

Jerri-Lea said...

The girls and I have huge wooden flower pots just out the back door. We plant flowers in them but also add a cherry tomatoe plant, onions and lettuce as filler. That way when we are making lunch we just lean out the door cut some lettuce, pinch off a few green onions and pick some tomatoes for our salad! We'll chat more soon!! Remind me to check out that little pot maker!

AshleyAnn said...

Those are great. My tip...get up early, make a cup of coffee, go outside and water the garden alone with the sunrise and your cuppa joe. Great way to water and start the day.

PamJ said...

awesome find! i love 'green' things! a tip? well i don't have the greatest green thumb (still learning!) but definately don't over water and don't under water too...

Megan said...

Wow that pot maker is awesome. I just may need to get one for myself -- or my mother in law. I don't really have any gardening tips, except remember to sprinkle some of those garden "nutrients" on the soil after planting

Erin said...

Very cute pots! I just started my seeds inside (if you want a plant that grows fast, try pumpkins, mine are growing like crazy!). My tip? If you're starting your seeds inside, wait to transfer them outside until there's going to be a stretch of nice weather. The day after I planted my plants outside last year, there were huge winds and lots of rain...let's just say I lost a few good ones! I will be checking the 7 day forcast this year:)

Good luck!
Erin

Ashley said...

Cute! I am actually in the middle of doing my gardening work right now...taking a breather. Make a pan of homemade brownies beforehand so you have something to reward yourself at the end of a day! Good luck and keep us posted with your progress!

Kristy said...

After reading "Jack & The Beanstalk" I always plant beans with my K students. We start them off in ziplock bags with a wet paper towel in them and we tape them to the window for sunlight...after a little while the beans open and roots begin to grow...the kids love it! We then transfer them to pots and watch them grow...so fun!