Monday, February 18, 2013

How To-sday - Making newspaper seed starting pots

I love those cute newspaper pot maker tools, but I don't own one.  (I did once, but I can't find it.)  But you do not need the tool to make the perfect newspaper pots for starting your seeds.  All you need are strips of newspaper, something to use as a cylinder, and some potting mixture.

Step one:  Cut the newspaper into 3 1/2" x 12" strips

Step Two:  Wrap the strip around a cylinder.  Here I have used both a cylinder glass and a french rolling pin.

Step Three: Tuck the ends under.

Step Four: press down on the tucked under edges to give the base some sturdiness.

Step five:  Fill the pot with seed starter mix

Step 6 sow seeds

Transplant your new plants into a pot or the garden after hardening off.  No need to remove the paper pot, it will biodegrade in the soil.

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