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Top Toilet Roll Tips

The inside of a loo roll is very handy for starting seedlings. 

When storing them through the year I’ve learned that folding them flat is the most practical choice. 

reduce waste

flattened for space saving

Then when the time comes to start the allotment seedlings off I square them back into shape rather than reverting to roundness again. 

reduce waste

optimise soace

That way they fit together more tightly and fill the spaces of any container that I use for them. 


Seventy two of them in this one box. That’s a lot if loo rolls in a year I guess. When the seedlings are ready the whole roll can be transferred into the ground where they will decompose.

We like to use them for seeds with long roots particularly beans and corn and root vegetables.   


8 comments on “Top Toilet Roll Tips

  1. Julia Davis-Coombs
    April 13, 2015

    What a good tip! We gave up on saving loo rolls because they took up too much space (and now they go in the paper recycling for the council).
    And I don’t think 72 is so very many as it’s less than 2 a week for a household of at least 2 (I don’t know if you have more than that!).

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    • lizard100
      April 13, 2015

      True. There were one or two more. Space is a problem with a whole years worth.


  2. brugesvegan
    April 13, 2015

    I also use toilet rolls for seedlings. But only for the stronger vegetables/flowers like corn and sunflowers (the roots of these will more easily grow through the paper once planted)

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  3. Carol Loves to Travel
    April 14, 2015

    Very clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. faeriembassy
    April 14, 2015

    never thought of it—duh
    great idea

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kim in Fiji
    April 22, 2015

    I’ll be showing this to Farmer-Hubby, and probably be stuck saving the TP rolls from now on….. Thanks for the tip.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. mjh333
    April 30, 2015

    Great tip thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

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