Posted: 18/03/2014 at 22:55
This is my first year making (and growing in) paper pots. I love the thought of this and as a, skinflint have tried it now.
I bought my first seed compost, EVER! (wilko £4 for 80Lt, half price) it was all i could carry in one go.
Now i know from previous posts on here, that paper produces mycelium, but i did not realise how fast they grew in it. When i put my new seeds and pots into a plastic bag, (mini) propagator on a window sill, just a plastic bag!
The seeds have just started to germinate after 9 days ( they were very tiny seeds )
but the paper is starting to spread mould into the center of the pots.
As most know i am a big fan of mycelium/fungi and moss and i know how hungry they can be.
The question is? Will they try to feed off the seeds in the pot???
This is a new situation for me and did not expect the fast mycelium growth in the bags. ( no matter how much i love it)
Anyhow here is the photo of the boxes. Designed by me, for window sills and the ones i am using at the moment are half the size (only 6 cells instead of 12)
I used 12" pizza boxes for the base (modified). I have to admit i did not waterproof the base on the first few. (that was a mistake). I now line the base with cling film. and find them most useful.
Will the mould take over like i know it will, or will the seeds survive, once i take the bag off.
Anyone have any experience of paper pot mould, please???