Make Newspaper Plant Pots
Find out how to make your own environmentally friendly plant pots from newspaper
Make Newspaper Plant Potsgrow your own | vegetables
There is little point in purchasing plant pots
for your seedlings when it is possible to quickly make your own pots from old newspaper. These will decompose in the soil naturally and also enable seedlings to be transplanted without disturbing their roots
- very useful for crops such as peas
, and for crops which must be grown in a greenhouse
before being planted out.
Newspaper Plant Pots
To make newspaper plant pots
all you need is an old newspaper and a cardboard toilet roll tube
. Open up the newspaper and cut down the centrefold with scissors. This will leave you with two piles of equally sized paper.
Fold one of these sheets in half lengthwise
and make the fold crisp with your fingernail. This fold will make up the top edge of the finished pot.
Roll the folded sheet as neatly and tightly as possible around the tube (or jar) leaving 1cm of tube exposed at the fold end of the paper to make it easier to remove the tube later.
Scrunch and twist up the end of the paper which overhangs the other end of the tube, and push it up into the tube. Pull the tube out and you have a perfect free-standing newspaper
To make larger or smaller pots, use different sized glass jars
, cans, or plastic pots.
For a slightly more complicated version of the newspaper plant pot, click here to find out how to make origami newspaper plant pots
Article Published: 12:39, 5th Jul 2008
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