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Seed Pots from Newspaper – How To

By January 6, 2017Seed Pots

Here’s a quick video of how I make seed pots out of newspaper. They’re quick, simple and cheap to make. I’m starting my seeds this year in these seed pots as well as soil blocks (I have a couple vids of making those too). Sort of an experiment to see if one outshines the other and also because I just like trying things out to see! Hopefully this will find it’s way to all of you gardeners in time for spring! And as always thanks for watching!

I own 100% of the audio and visual content of this video. Music clips are created for this channel by my brother-in-law Trey Harris.

DIY: Newspaper Pots for Seed Starting/Cuttings

Spring is right around the corner and I need to get seeds started. I don’t have any small plastic pots so I’m using these newspaper pots. The best part, they’re FREE!! They should hold together long enough for the last frost to come around and then I’ll plant the seedling or cutting with pot and all in the ground. For the time being I planted up some rooted rosemary cuttings I took a few weeks ago in them.

I made these using a half sheet of newsprint approx 11″x22″ and it yielded a pot 2.75″ square by 3″ tall. Perfect side for getting good sized starts! I also made some using phone book paper and they measured 2″ square by 2″ tall. These are made the same but end up with a smaller lip around the top and were only single thick on two of the sides. Probably wouldn’t hold up to being moist for 2 months but it’s an alternative.

Original instructions are here: http://en.origami-club.com/newspaper/garbagebin/garbagebin/index.html