If you plan to start vegetable or flower seeds indoors, there is no need to buy plastic or peat pots at the store. You can make your own pots out of black and white newspaper. They’re not only a great way to recycle a few newspapers… they save money, too!
What you need:
Black and white newspaper, scissors and a bottle, can or jar. Use a small bottle for seed starting or a larger one to make pots for transplanting seedlings.
Use your bottle to measure how wide to cut the strips of newspaper. I like to cut several layers at once to save time. The paper strips should overhang the bottom of the jar.
Tuck and fold the bottom edges against the bottom of the bottle. Press the bottle on your work surface to crease the folds.
Remove the bottle from your pot and fold the top down all the way around once or twice, depending on how tall you want the pots to be.
Voila! Your first newspaper pot! Fill with soil and you’re all set to start some seeds. No need to remove the paper before transplanting into the garden. The pot will decompose rapidly just like a peat pot.
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