Cheap and Easy Seedling Pots: Use Newspaper

Cheap and Easy Seedling Pots: Use Newspaper


Growing plants from seeds is easy and economical.
Here’s how to recycle newspaper into seedling pots that biodegrade when planted. All you
need is newspaper, a wooden dowel called a pot maker and scissors. First cut the newspaper
into strips that are about three and a half to four inches wide and about ten inches long.
Then, roll a strip of paper around the pot maker dowel, leaving about an inch of paper
hanging off the bottom. Press and fold the paper around the bottom of the dowel. Then,
put the dowel into its base and press, twisting it back and forth to seal the folds. Remove
the paper pot from the dowel and plant it with potting soil and seeds. When you’re ready
to transplant the seedling you have grown, you can just plant the whole pot. It will
biodegrade over time.

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