I am counting the days until spring, and hoping that my excitement for our garden doesn’t fade by the time it gets here. In the mean time, I am keeping myself busy making seedling pots out of newspaper. They are free, easy to make, and biodegradable. You will need: Newspaper, tape, scissors, and something square to use as a mold. And here’s how to make them:
Cut several layers of newspaper in half like the picture.
Cut in half again, and again.
Find something square (1.5-2 inches x 1.5-2 inches). I taped together 2 of the kid’s blocks. Wrap one strip of newspaper around the blocks with some hanging over the edge. Don’t wrap too tight or you will have trouble sliding it off of the block.
Fold the end like a present and secure with a small piece of tape. I used little strips of painter’s tape.
Slide off the block and crease the corners.
It took me about 5 minutes to make 6 of them. When you are ready to use them, just fill with dirt, plant your seeds, and keep them watered. You will need to keep them in some sort of seedling tray so they stay together and don’t fall apart with watering. When you are ready to plant in the ground or to transplant, just pull off the newspaper and plant.