An easy way to start your seeds indoors is to use empty toilet paper, gift wrap or paper towel rolls . Toilet paper pots are a good planting method to use with children. You can use bigger seed in these pots – corn, beans, cucumbers. Some plants do not like to be transfer but when using a paper roll pot, you will plant the pot and the plan and roots will not be disturbed.
The main advantages of using paper rolls are they are free, biodegradable and you probably already have them around your home.
Items you will need to create toilet paper or paper towel seed pots:
Once you gather the materials, it is relatively easy to get started. Making paper rolls to grow seedlings:
In this experimental study, seeds of wild tree species namely Acacia nilotica , Prosopis juliflora, Albizia lebbeck , and Leucaena leucocephala were explored as potential feedstocks for anaerobic digestion and compared with cattle manure which is a commonly used feedstock. These seeds occur abundantly as waste biomass in tropical and subtropical parts of Asia, Africa, and the USA. An experimental investigation was carried out in large 300-L anaerobic digesters under semi-continuous feed mode for 90 days. The average specific methane production yield observed was 0.208 Nm 3 /kg volatile solids (VS) for A. nilotica , 0.227 Nm 3 /kg VS for P. juliflora , 0.219 Nm 3 /kg VS for A. lebbeck and 0.210 Nm 3 /kg VS for L. leucocephala which was found to be higher than cattle manure’s yield of 0.146 Nm 3 /kg VS. Experimental analysis revealed an average methane content of more than 52% for all the seeds and a total volatile solid mass removal efficiency of 41.60% for A. nilotica , 44.19% for P. juliflora , 43.76% for A. lebbeck , and 41.41% for L. leucocephala which was higher than 29.7% for cattle manure. The experimental investigations showed that they have a higher biogas production potential than cattle manure indicating their huge scope and suitability as alternative feedstocks, and their use can also mitigate the ecological risk seeds pose by growing into invasive trees.
People across the US have been receiving packets of unsolicited seeds from China in the mail.
It is unknown if these seeds are noxious or invasive at this point, but officials want to protect the Indiana consumer and farmer from any potentially nefarious activity.
County offices of Purdue Extension across Indiana will serve as collection points for these seed packets so they may then be shipped to the Indiana State Seed Lab for identification and logging.
Don Robison from the Office of the Indiana State Chemist has been able to confirm they are from China after seeing some seeds shipped to Utah and Minnesota. Officials do not want anyone to plant them or to throw them away as this would put the seed in contact with the soil.
If you get a packet of seeds that you have not ordered in mysterious packaging, DO NOT PLANT OR THROW THEM AWAY. Please drop them off or mail them to the Purdue Extension — Orange County office at 205 East Main Street Suite 4 Paoli, IN 47454. Further details will be released as they become available.