paper pots

paper pots
Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22nd. I feel that as gardeners we are caretakers of the Earth.
One way we can show our appreciation of nature is to practice, “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle”.
Newspaper pots are easy to make and totally biodegradable. Try this method when it’s time to transplant seedlings into individual pots.
You’ll need a wine, water or soda bottle with a flat concave bottom and several sheets of newspaper.
Take an individual sheet and fold it lengthwise in half and then in half again.
paper pots
Place the bottle about an inch from the edge and roll it up in the paper.
paper pots
Tuck the bottom edge against the bottom of the bottle. Press firmly.
Remove the bottle and flatten the paper pot from the inside.
paper pots
Fill with soil and you are ready to transplant your seedlings.
When the plants are ready for the garden outside, plant the entire pot and seedling together.
Enjoy making and using your new paper pots! Happy Earth Day!

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  1. What a great idea Cindy! So simple yet I never would have thought of that! Thanks 🙂

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