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Post by Guest on 3rd August 2010, 7:42 pm

I've not done this but understand it works very well. Prob won't start doing it until winter veg sowing begins but very grateful for comments and suggestions.
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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd August 2010, 8:47 pm

I have posted about using cardboard tubes, I find it works really well for parsnips, beans and peas, where they don't like their roots being disturbed

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Post by Guest on 3rd August 2010, 8:57 pm

Ta muchley, makes sense.
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Post by Dandelion on 3rd August 2010, 9:08 pm

I think I may have over-watered my toilet rolls this year (no rude jokes please) - I managed to raise a nice crop of little parasol toastools as well as runner beans. The beans which were best were the ones sown in modules, so perhaps toilet rolls can have a drawback if you're an enthusiastic over-waterer like me
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Post by Compostwoman on 3rd August 2010, 11:39 pm

I get the toadstools as well Dandelion, I just ignore them.
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Post by polgara on 4th August 2010, 8:41 am

Me too. I just crush them down & leave them.
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Post by Chilli-head on 4th August 2010, 10:38 am

I ran out of toilet rolls Using toilet roll tubes ??? Icon_redface , so improvised by cutting strips of corrugated cardboard (crosswise), and folding them into a 2" square tube, held together with a bit of jute twine. Worked very well.
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Post by Compostwoman on 4th August 2010, 11:11 am

Sometimes I "make" tubes out of old cereal packets, in a square shape. As I use old plastic trays ( mushroom ones are good, the sort you get the big packs in supermarkets) I can pack more tubes in to a tray than using loo roll.

I cut wide strips, make 3 parallel folds then turn it into a square section tube, securing with a bit of string or cello tape ( the proper stuff, as it composts down, which the other brands don't as they are synthetic.)
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Post by Guest on 4th August 2010, 1:01 pm

great. have put a box out to colect them in ... sad ain't it Using toilet roll tubes ??? Icon_smile
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Post by Compostwoman on 4th August 2010, 1:10 pm

Slow life...I love it!
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