I am really liking these newspaper pots. My basil has been housed in them for a month and I can say with confidence that they are sturdy enough to last and are not very susceptible to mold. In fact, they’re more susceptible to drying out, and the roots are popping right through, but, hovering as I do over my greens, this has not presented a prob.
I am psyched to find a workable alternative to peat and plastic. Man, I could make tiny pots to germinate seeds — I have already scoped out a free local paper of suitable dimensions. (It’s all I can do not to start preparing for next spring right now.)
Less successful was my attempt to use uncooked pasta as labels. Ahem: