I know that some of you use toilet rolls to germinate seeds in. When I started out I did too. I found them a bit stiff ant thickish so I began rolling up strips of newspaper to make little tubes. You can imagine that that was quite a bit of work. One day I discovered that Thompson and Morgan sold a little thing that made my paper rolling a lot quicker. I am going to do a little show-n-tell for you now. To begin with, the wooden device separated showing the two ends, a sort of male-female situation. The significance of the surfaces you will see later. You cut a strip of newspaper and roll it around the bit with a screw in the top. The extra bit of the paper extending over the bottom, you just fold in on itself like so: Then you press the long piece into the shallow part and turn it back and forth as you press the two pieces firmly against one another. Then when you remove the smaller piece you can see that the bottom of the tube is well sealed, as it were. The screw on top of the longer piece is to help you extract the wooden bit from the snug tube. It is more handy if you are making a deeper tube than what I am showing. We put that screw in there ourselves. Et voilà! —the finished product: Of course time has gone by and I became infatuated with root trainers and I only use them now. I just thought that some folks here might be interested to see yet another alternative choice in the world of germination. Rolling these tubes is indeed more fun than rolling yards, and much more useful.