DH found an OLD book under a cabinet in the garage: Popular Mechanics What to Make and How to Make It, volume 10, 1949. The lower 5th or so of the book has soaked up oil (the oil DH was cleaning up from ... never mind ). ANYway, the books is still readable. One of its many VERY cool suggestions is to cut up corn cobs into little blocks, and use them for starting seedlings, and when the seedlings are ready for transplant, just stick 'em right in the garden, cob and all. (Sort of a rustic Jiffy pot...) We have a more than ample supply of corn cobs at this point, and I think I want to give it a try. I was just wondering if anyone else has heard of or done this. Thanks!