Goodbye plastic containers, hello upcycled newspaper seedling pots! I love these things. I love making them and planting in them. From beginning to finish they’re high performers, holding up well with regular watering as well as bottom watering. Plus they’re super simple to make, as you can see here in my first DIY video. They’re recycled and, if you’d like, you can plant the whole thing, paper and all, straight into your garden once your seedlings are ready for transplanting.
What can I say? I’m convinced once you tried paper pots you won’t want to go back.
- Make with children. Kids love making these and planting in them. I’ve found that even the youngest of the bunch can become a paper pot making expert.
- Try placing your paper pots, once planted, into a tray such as a baking sheet or another container that will hold a little water. However, be careful not to submerge your seedling pots.
- I generally topwater with a spray bottle or light flow watering can gently soaking the pots and allowing water to collect in the bottom of the tray. This allows me to go away for the weekend, etc. without worrying about my seedlings drying out.
- Paper pots can easily tip over when alone and unsupported. This is not a problem if you plant several at a time and organize them in a container with sides.
- Have fun and write me with any questions or comments!
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