Thursday, 17 February 2011
my creative space - potting
I help run the gardening committee at school which does working bees during the year to look after the plants and trees and lawns. Each year of the last three years we've had a stall at the fair selling plants, seeds, gardening supplies and having a big raffle.
I'm cheating a bit because these photos are from last year's stall stock but this is what I'm doing today, using my great paper pot maker to make up small plant pots and potting out the seedlings we've bought to grow on for the fair.
Some friends and I went out to one of the big nurseries last week and bought lots of herb and flower seedlings. We potted up heaps but then got a bit distracted by lunch! So there are still lots to do, and today is the day. My paper pot maker from Remo was quite expensive but I've seen people make these pots with a glass instead. I'll show you how one day. I love that the pots are biodegradable and you can even just put the whole thing plant and pot in the ground. So with paddle pop sticks (is that a very Australian name!) for labels they are very earth friendly.
For more creative types head to Kirsty's.