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Author Topic: Tillandsia Seed Trays For Free  (Read 307 times)
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« on: November 02, 2014, 14:58:12 »

I am always pushed for saving a buck or two. If I can get it for less, it is good, or even free - better!

So at the restaurant I get lettuce in flimsy wooden crates.

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This I then disassemble. I end up with four short  2cm. square wooden lengths, and lots of other thin (4mm.) laths.

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The four lengths I nail together into a frame.

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Then I staple on some offcut shade cloth, drawing it taught as I go.

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Once stapled all round I cut some of the thinner laths and staple that on top of the secured shade cloth as extra support and to raise the shade cloth off the surface by the few millimeters.

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Finally the extra protruding shade cloth is trimmed away and a label is attached on the side so that I can name the seeds sown therein.

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Total cost = a few cents for the stables. And I am left with a lot of unused laths that I can use for something else like mounts for some of my smaller Tillies.

Using smaller sizes of wood I make several smaller frames - useful when you only have one seed pod to sow.

Each frame like this can hold a few hundred seedlings for a year or two.


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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2014, 21:01:23 »

Hi everyone

Conrad - That's a great photographic demonstration of your method of making seed trays for Tilly seed sowing. "A picture's worth a thousand words", but you've given us the words as well, so thanks for sharing; well done.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 09:56:32 »

Good recycling idea Conrad.
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