Paper Mache soil blocks

I thought about this early winter but got side tracked.  I will try Iceberg lettuce and Black beauty eggplant. It won’t be a big deal if it doesn’t workout because my son started plants for me and there are big box stores and lawn and garden centers near by.

I shredded 5 pages double page width of newspaper and folded them to fit in the shredder opening.

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The shredded newspaper was covered with water and left to set over night.

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The next morning I put the paper through a blender and strainer and I had my paper Mache slurry.

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I was able to make eight blocks out of this batch of slurry and will plant Iceberg lettuce in these. My next batch, I want to make extra slurry to have blocks to dry out and test them for rehydration.

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Categories: Accessible gardening, My Gardening Journals, soil blocks, Square Foot Gardening | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Paper Mache soil blocks

  1. How cool! I have never heard of making blocks out of paper before. Keep us posted on the results.

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  2. Robin check the April 9th entry.

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