Paper PotsPosted: April 8, 2011
My seedlings are getting bigger and need to be transplanted. I usually transplant them into peat pots, but with the gardening season just around the corner there are no more peat pots to be found. Here’s a solution, newspaper pots. I made a few with actual newspaper and then someone asked me about the ink. What I found is that newspaper now days is usually printed with soy based ink, so it’s probably OK to use newspaper (black and white only.) I just happened to have some news print art paper and so I chose to use it.
1. Cut three thicknesses of newspaper into a 9″ square.
2. Fold it into thirds and then turn and fold into thirds again. (a nine square fold)
3. Angle fold each corner on one side and staple.
I have read that the whole thing can be planted, but I will probably cut down one side and slip the plant out and into the garden.