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When it's too cold and wet to be in the garden, this is what you can do in 4 easy steps....

Updated: Jan 31, 2020

I love being in the garden when the sun is shining, but there are times when this is not possible, especially when the ground is wet and there is a risk that I will create more mess and mud!

When it is raining or simply too cold I tend to do the things that can be done in the comfort of my chair (whether that's armchair or at the table, depends on what I'm doing).

Throughout the year I collect the many free newspapers that tend to land on my doorstep. (I have given up on buying a newspaper as anything I want to know I just use the computer). I'm also lucky that my neighbours let me have their used papers so I now have a stack of them to use.

Today, I started to make my paper pots, for next year's seedlings, with a lot of help from my grandchildren. It is very rewarding to watch them do something practical and worthwhile. I have used the paper pot maker from our Gardener's Delight Gift Box which you can find here

In January, when the Make Garden Cook Monthly Subscription Box is launched, I will be taking you through the gardening year sharing my ups and downs, successes and failures, and hopefully you will share yours too. Making these pots is in preparation of the start of my journey.

Anyway, back to what I've done today in 4 easy steps.

Step 1

Cut the newspaper into strips which are wide enough to fold halfway across the mould base, and roll the paper round to make 4-6 layers per pot.

Step 2

Wrap the paper tightly to create firm pots, then start folding the paper over the base. Make sure there are no gaps for any compost to fall through.

Step 3

Push the crimping block to hold paper rigid.

Step 4

Gently slide the paper pot from the mould. Stand pots in a seed tray, ready for sowing.

Here's my first batch

WithlovefromtheUK's Make Garden Cook Monthly Subscription Boxes are due in the first week of January 2020.

If you would like to subscribe please click here and follow me on a journey of enjoyment throughout the year. I will be discussing and using the various 'goodies' in the box each month and also trying out new recipes from the produce grown - if I'm lucky that is!

Happy Gardening!


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