Toilet Paper Rolls

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Post: # 14664Unread post Growing Coastal
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:30 am

Something we all have to dispose of. Or learn how to make roses out of them on youtube as I did with grand daughter one Sunday morning.
Or, use them as seed sowing units.This one I heard about on cbc radio today.

They said to cut the rolls into 3rds. Fit them so that they snug up against each other in a container then fill with soil and plant seeds. I am thinking that the brown paper rolls haven't been bleached and wouldn't contain dioxins or anything. ?

In the past I have used them whole as a means of stopping cutworms from chewing through plant stems. These collars are applied when seedlings are small, as they are being planted, with a bit of the bottom of the roll also under the soil line.

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Post: # 14669Unread post Nan6b
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:03 pm

I have birds, so the rolls get used up as bird toys. Just put between the bars and the large birds tear them to shreds. Or thread them on a perch and the small birds nibble away at them. Or put a treat in them, and fold down the edges so you have a package that rattles; the large parrots use these as "forage" toys. I bet dogs could use them that way too.

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Post: # 14721Unread post pondgardner
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:13 pm

Growing Coastal wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:30 am
Or, use them as seed sowing units.This one I heard about on cbc radio today.

They said to cut the rolls into 3rds. Fit them so that they snug up against each other in a container then fill with soil and plant seeds. I am thinking that the brown paper rolls haven't been bleached and wouldn't contain dioxins or anything. ?
I've been saving the rolls as well as ones from paper towels. I was thinking of starting some early squash, cucumber and okra using them.
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Post: # 14754Unread post NarnianGarden
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:40 am

And I was thinking that you all were planning to sow toilet paper rolls as seed..!
There are videos about that already.. LOL!!
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:59 pm

I make the toilet paper for sowing tapes with radish seeds. I put the seeds at the recommended distance. It saves me the work in the garden after which my back hurts.
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Post: # 14785Unread post pondgardner
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:20 pm

@MrBig46 I have done the same thing with radish seeds in the past and it has worked well. Saves having to thin plants and I get a lot more plants from the seeds.
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:41 pm

We used to make sail boats out of empty Clorox jugs.
Nothing to do with toilet paper rolls but I thought I would throw it out there.
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Post: # 14794Unread post Growing Coastal
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:30 pm

A bird feeder can also be made from a large plastic jug. Roof on it, too but still needs drainage holes, as I recall.
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Post: # 14855Unread post SQWIB
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:24 am

Well since the whole planet has gone toilet paper crazy, I decided to cover my @ss, yes pun intended.

So I planted some Toilet paper seeds, hoping for an early harvest.

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Post: # 14859Unread post MissS
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:46 am

SQWIB, I wish you a bountiful harvest. I'm quite sure it will be very profitable.
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Post: # 14873Unread post SQWIB
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:48 pm

MissS wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:46 am
SQWIB, I wish you a bountiful harvest. I'm quite sure it will be very profitable.
Was there a pun intended in that reply? :lol:
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Post: # 14879Unread post MissS
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:01 pm

SQWIB wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:48 pm
MissS wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:46 am
SQWIB, I wish you a bountiful harvest. I'm quite sure it will be very profitable.
Was there a pun intended in that reply? :lol:
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WOW! They grew fast!!!
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Post: # 14882Unread post NarnianGarden
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:46 pm

You guys are great.. glad to see you are still laughing :-)

There is no need to sow any toilet paper seeds here yet... so far the stores are well stocked.. that may of course change, if the toilet paper producing factories lose their staff to this virus and cannot function properly.

Me, I will be starting some tomato seeds this week... in moss pellets for the very first time.
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Post: # 14886Unread post PlainJane
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:05 pm

Nan6b wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:03 pm
I have birds, so the rolls get used up as bird toys. Just put between the bars and the large birds tear them to shreds. Or thread them on a perch and the small birds nibble away at them. Or put a treat in them, and fold down the edges so you have a package that rattles; the large parrots use these as "forage" toys. I bet dogs could use them that way too.
I used to do that when I kept parrots...I miss them.
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