The best way to get an early start in gardening is to create seed starting pots indoors and start seeds indoors.
Making your seed starter pots recycled is the most economical way to achieve an environmentally friendly pot.
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Newspaper Seed Starter Pots
The easiest way to make paper pots is to use your discarded newspapers and recycle paper. They provide the perfect free pot to start seeds. Another advantage to using biodegradable pots is there is no transplant shock.
Seed Starting Pots Supplies
- Paper pot maker
- Recycle newspaper or paper from recycling bin
- Plant mister
- Seed markers
- Seedling starter trays
***I recommend watching the how-to video before you begin.
1. Cut Newspaper
You will want to cut your newspaper into strips of about 3″ to 4″ the full width of the paper.
I recommend that you cut all your strips before forming your pots.
2. Shape Seed Pots
To begin making your pots wrap your strip of newspaper around the top part of your paper pot maker aligning it top edge of the paper to the top of the pot form.
Next, roll the newspaper around the cylinder shape of the pot maker and hold it in place with one hand.
Then fold over the excess paper on the bottom.
Next, press and twist the newspaper-wrapped handle into the base.
You should have a tightly formed seed pot that is ready to be slipped off the form.
Notice: the tight formed bottom folded edges.
3. Fill and Plant Seeds
Eco-friendly seed starter pots ready to sow seeds.
Next, fill your seed pots with good quality potting mix.
Then plant seeds according to the seed pack’s directions.
I like to make plant markers for my seed trays so I know what is planted in each pot.
Next, place all your paper pots in seed trays and moisten with a plant mister.
You can plant the entire paper pot when the seedlings are ready to transplant.
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