All gardeners know that seedlings need to get a start before they can be placed into the soil of a garden. Gardeners have developed unique and interesting containers in which the seedlings can grow in the home until they are ready to go outside. People have been known to use empty egg cartons, Dixie cups and similar items. Others have taken the concept one step further by placing seeds and soil in some kind of material that decomposes and helps to nourish the growing flower and create nutrients for the soil. One such item that works like this is newspaper. The newspaper provides protection for the seedlings as they mature and decomposes so you don’t have to transplant the plant from a standard pot to the garden.
Here is how you make a starting pot out of newspaper.
Items you will need to perform this tip include:
- Masking Tape
- Small Juice Glass
1. Cut a sheet of newspaper into four square sheets.
2. Fold each square into thirds.
3. Roll the folded paper around a small juice glass so that about an inch or less overlaps the bottom of the glass.
4. Tape the newspaper to the glass with a small piece of masking tape.
5. Fold the newspaper down on the bottom of the glass and tape.
6. Press down to flatten the bottom of the “pot.”
7. Slip the “pot” off the glass.
(Source and photos from Pinterest)