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PVC Seed Starter
« on: July 05, 2017, 08:22:41 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, croven. This user is located in Dallas 8a 16 boxes AWS. This was originally posted on May 27, 2013.

I am sure I am not the first to think of this and its not the best time either , but pvc pipe make great seed starters. I have been using the 1 inch and 3/4 inch thin walled pvc pipe to create clamps for shower caps for a while and this year I decided to try cutting in four inch pieces to start my okra in and turned out really well. I bought a window sill planter from home depot for ten bucks to hold them in.

I would cut the pvc pipe in about 4 inch sections then will with semi wet peat moss and pack it down into a plug like bottom. I would then fill the pipe again with peat moss and place the seed in each one. the packed plug keeps the peat moss in the pipe. I used to put 3 seeds in each hole for cucumbers and such that can be direct sowed and would end up with some with three plants growing out of them and others with none. I plan on using this next year to cut down on the number of wasted seeds.

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Re: PVC Seed Starter
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 08:24:09 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, linear249. This was originally posted on June 3, 2013.

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How do you take the plant out?  Aline

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Re: PVC Seed Starter
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 08:25:02 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, croven. This user is located in Dallas 8a 16 boxes AWS. This was originally posted on May 27, 2013.


I wait for the roots to develop well and then push it out with a smaller diameter but longer pvc pipe. I use the pipe the plant grew in to remove the potting mix in the earth box by pushing that pipe into the soil and then removing it. the plug fits right in the hole that is created and just have to lightly push the soil around it.