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    Good afternoon I have just received 80 pelargonium very small plug plants from my friend ,which I didn't know about,now I know I have to repot them in to 3 inch pots in the greenhouse ,problem is Woo has only got 60 pots left ,and under the present climate unlikely to get anymore,I have a half barrel,could I put the other 20 in the half barrel and cover it with bubble wrap,any advice would be appreciated thank you:smile:
     
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    My worry would be them getting too much water - i.e. same as any over-potting situation, where the roots are only small relative to the amount of compost around them, and therefore unable to "drink up" very quickly.

    Any Yogurt pots or plastic cups from drinking fountain lying around ? ... or anything like that scroungable from nearby? No old single-use plastic module trays that you've kept for ... ermmm .... reuse :) ?
     
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      Ah ... another thought. Make some newspaper pots?

      Find a suitable sized can - e.g. aerosol spray can, or suitable diameter.

      Fold newspaper in half, so that the "narrow" side is the height of the pot you want, plus an inch or so for the "base". Roll around the can, with an inch or so sticking out the bottom, fold that under for the "base", and slide off the can. Repeat .. very therapeutic - honestly!! Just have to try not to keep finding interesting things to read, that you missed the first time around.

      Some pictures:

      How to Make Pots from Newspaper
       
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        Good afternoon @Kristen my friend and thank you,your advice and suggestions they are most helpful and very much appreciated:thanks:
         
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        The middle, cardboard part of toilet rolls can be used too @wiseowl. That's providing you can still get them of course. :)
         
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          I'm picturing the scene ... WiseOwl in the supermarket pulling all the paper off the rolls and putting the bare cardboard centres into the trolley :)
           
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            What toilet rolls they have all gone:heehee:

            I have old tin foil containers which the dog food was in I knew they would come in handy one day;):smile:
             
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              I'll have the paper for germinating my seeds Woo!! We'll do a joint share!!!:roflol:

              Back to to question..I would make up newspaper pots.
               
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                Hello @Upsydaisy my friend I would use newspaper but its all hanging up in the loo for another use:heehee:
                 
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                  Pretty sure that was supposed to be a private message ...
                   
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                    Well ... if you've already got an aerosol can nearby ... ??
                     
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                      I think there would be a lot of confused people in the supermarket if Woo did that. :heehee:
                       
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