Create your Own Seedling Pots with Newspaper
21 Jun 2010
After your seeds have started, these easy-to-make newspaper pots are perfect for transplanting your new seedlings. Forget pricey plastic sets and excess pots----all you need is some extra newspaper and a small cup or mason jar and you are on your way.
Since the newspaper will decompose naturally, you can then plant these right into the garden.
Here’s how to make your own newspaper pots in 6 easy steps:
Cut sheets of black and white newspaper in half or thirds, depending on the size of pot you want to make. Make sure not to use pages with color, since this will be going directly into your garden. (Color newspapers may contain heavy metals that are unsafe).
Remove the cup gently, while still keeping the pot’s shape.
Here’s what it should look like after it’s done:
Add soil and transplant or start your seedlings.
When they reach the size for transplanting outside, they can be placed directly into your garden. This will also alleviate root disruption for healthy, happy seedlings!