Are you looking for biodegradable seed starting pots? I have an easy solution. Make your own seed starting pots from newspaper, and they’ll be no reason to purchase plastic.
You can quickly make dozens of seed starting pots, and the kids can get involved with this fun project.
What You’ll Need to Make Newspaper Pots
To get started with your project, you’ll need to collect:
- a stack of newspaper
- a juice glass or tomato paste can
- tape (I like masking tape which is made of paper)
- and a pair of scissors
Making Your Own Seed Starting Pots
Begin by cutting each full sheet of newspaper into four. Then fold each square into thirds.
Roll the folded paper around a small juice glass so that about an inch or less of it overlaps the bottom of the glass. Fold this overlap down, and tape with a small piece of masking tape. The tape will eventually decompose right along with the newspaper.
Remove the pot and you are done; your newspaper pots are ready to be filled with seed starting mix, and seed. Here are some tips for seed starting.
To plant, simply place the newspaper right in the ground where it will quickly decompose. Be sure to cover all parts of the newspaper with soil when planting. Any newspaper that remains above ground may wick moisture from the soil.
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