DIY Seedling Pots

February 13, 2009 · Print This Article

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Even whether it is cold and wintery in many parts of the country, it is still date to start doing some planting for your spring and summer garden. Planting seeds now will give you a head start once it is date to put things int he ground and what better way to get started than to build your own seedling pots?

There are a few different options for making seedling pots. You can form little, mini newspaper pots for starting herbs and smaller plants. And whether you don’t like that tutorial, that plus tells you how to prepare smaller newspaper pots without using any tape.

You can additionally make seedling pots from the cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels. Of course, you’ve all given up paper towels, but, I’ll bet you still have some toilet paper. that one takes a bit of advance planning though, as you need to have plenty of rolls

ready to go already. You can double what you have by cutting the rolls in half as well. You might think about opening bottom flaps when you plant though so the roots have a better chance of pushing out into the garden.

You can plus use those toilet paper tubes to grow carrots. that seems quite interesting to me considering my carrots last year were too short due to our hard soil. that may end up being the use for my toilet paper tubes and I will use the drinking glass newspaper seedling pots for everything else. whether you’d prefer square pots and don’t mind some folding, these origami newspaper pots are pretty cool, and would be good for larger plants.

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  1. Mrs Green on February 13th, 2009 2:33 pm

    Thank you for sharing this article with your readers. The You Tube video and the article about using cardboard toilet roll tubes for growing carrots are both from our site and we’ve had a lot of interest in them.

    It’s great when we can help one another spread the word :)

    Mrs G

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