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Easy Biodegradable Paper Pots #GardenSense

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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.
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Place the bottle about an inch from the edge and roll it up in the paper.
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Tuck the bottom edge against the bottom of the bottle. Press firmly.
Remove the bottle and flatten the paper pot from the inside.
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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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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
Currently I’m a cook at a college in Pennsylvania. We prepare everything we can from scratch, including our potato chips that tout the seasoning of the day!
Of course I write about food; it's in my blood!

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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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