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We borrowed a friend's seed block maker (builds little bricks by pressing into a mixture of the needed dirt and other good stuff). He can't remember where he got it but we know there are suppliers somewhere. Can anyone help?

-- BigDog (, August 06, 1999


There is a web site called Gardentown that has gardening supplies and a forum. To make a cup for starting seeds, one only needs a (soup) can. Wrap newspaper around it. Put soil in it, plant seed. When it is time to plant, the paper is rotting, you plant the whole thing. This does not disurb the roots at all.

-- Palavia (, August 06, 1999.

I don't have a catalog handy but I could swear Pinetree Gardens carries them. Give them a shout.

Best Wishes,

-- Bingo1 (, August 06, 1999.

Gardener's Supply Company has the soil block makers--don't have acurrent catalog which is amazing as you get one a month if you're on their list. We personally use the pot maker to recycle newspapers...the plants grow great in these. Also, for those wanting lg. quantities of seeds you can get the HPS catalog from Shumway at 1- 800-322-7288. It is their commercial catalog including pots,flats. reach them on web at

-- MUTTI (windance, August 06, 1999.

The best paper pot maker, and of the proper size for bedding plants is to ignore the commercial stuff. Just get a 30" piece of black drain pipe...about 1 1/4 inch dia. and roll a sheet of newspaper on it. Now paste the seam with flour and water (greensand, rock dust, incl) Let the tube dry and cut into about a dozen little pot cylinders. Fill these with potting soil (screened compost) and fill your flats with them. a standard flat will hold about 65 of them. Put a sheet of newspaper under the pots to hold up the drainage just enough to allow for good soakings. They are a superior bedding plant container...I've done as many as 10,000 of them in a season. For survival gh construction and operation see my non-commercial website: Feel free to email.

-- Sand Mueller (, August 06, 1999.

Johnny's Seeds carries them-

a four-block one is $26.40

they do work well- I tend to skip that now and use flats or plug flats- but I'm doing large numbers

-- farmer (, August 06, 1999.

egg crates! that easy! eddy

-- eddy (, August 06, 1999.

No go Eddy, egg crate sections are too small to grow a good bedding plant.

-- Sand Mueller (, August 06, 1999.

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