Use These Converted Milk Cartons for Tomato Plant Propagation

Exchange peat pots for these low-cost converted milk cartons for tomato plant propagation, they work better and are cheaper than traditional potting methods
By Paul Cover
December 2000/January 2001
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These converted milk cartons are a great improvement over peat pots for tomato plant propagation.
PHOTO: COURTESY PAUL COVER


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Use these economical converted milk cartons for tomato plant propagation instead of peat pots. 

These converted milk cartons for tomato plant propagation are a great improvement over peat pots for growing tomato plants. The conversion takes a little time, but the plant's roots are easily released without damage. We also use the half-gallon cartons by restapling them and cutting a rectangular opening on one side and a drainage hole on the other. We restrict each container to one variety with lightweight, sterile starting mix.

Paul Cover
Arden, North Carolina
 








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