While catching up with Mr Selfridge on the internet this morning I made newspaper pots.
First I cut pages from the Sud Ouest in half then folded them in half again longways and rolled them round a jam jar leaving some overhanging at the bottom. I fasten the edge together with a bit of tape.
Then turn the jar on its end so that the overlapping bits of paper are on top then turn them in like a parcel and secure with a bit of tape.
Ease the cylinder of the jar and there's your pot. I made a log basket full and it was time to go outside.
I filled all the pots with compost and put in a crate and then sowed the broad beans, watered them in and put in a sheltered spot. Fingers crossed they will germinate then I can transplant them when the ground in the veg plot is ready and the newspaper will just decompose and the potting compost will enrich the soil a bit.
It was lovely sitting potting up with the warm sun on my back - hopefully it won't be too long before the potager is in full production again