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gixxerific,

Like AS I too sometimes use flats for starting seeds. Here is a picture of last years Pepper seedlings.
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Yes, they're crowded and I did transplant them to individual '4-packs' soon after this was taken. This container is a Styrofoam mushroom package recycled from the grocery.

Another source of small flats is the plastic trays some retailers package meat in these days. They remind me of bonsai pots and they are useful for a lot of things.
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Good deal, Gixx! [img]https://bestsmileys.com/thumbs/3.gif[/img]

I love doing business with local shops. Usually, once they get to know you a bit, they'll help you out as much as they can. :D
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Well the FREE pots ended up costing me $5 but what are you gonna do I wasn't going to leave empty handed. I had to almost beg for these but I got 50 four in. pots that were used I'm soaking them now in a bleach solution.

The free ones were 1 gallon and up a little big for starters i would think. :D

Apple i like the idea of toilet paper rolls. I might have to dig some out of the pre-compost pile.

Gnome I have onions going now in 2 different reclaimed thing like you. One is a salad container (Styrofoam) the other a to go platter from a restaurant. :lol:

You'll see them on the left the to-go container is on top of the Strawberry planter the salad container is behind it. Along with Brussles sprouts in the Dixie cups a tomato in the middle and radishes in the red pot to the left. A real pot pouri of stuff I know but what are you gonna do. Oh and the Tupperware was used as a humidity dome for the Brussles. :lol:

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Came back to add:
FWIW, Paul Stamets in one of his writings recommends using USA made cardboard boxes rather than those made overseas for growing mushrooms. I believe it had to do with chemicals -- can't remember if it was in the paper, glue, or ink... or even fumigation during transport. (Although after some of the stuff I've been reading lately, I wonder if ones SOLD FOR THE CANADIAN MARKET might not be safest, if such a thing can be obtained....? :idea:) Road trip to Canada! :wink:)

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Mexican style

The nurseries here in Mexico all plant in the bottom half of soda bottles..small and 2 liter size. I buy small starters in beer cans too. Large hanging plants are grown in the bottom portion of 5 gal. water bottles. Put the word out in your neighborhood and you should have plenty in no time. I have also purchased plants in heavy black plastic bags of various sizes. They probably come on a roll. The Mexican people do a lot with little and can be very resourceful. :flower:
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Thanks for the ideas. I already picked up enough pots to start my own nursery without spending a dime. :D

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