It may seem early to be talking about starting seeds, but depending on how many plants you are starting it can take a little time to make all of the pots!
As you know, if you've been following my blog, I am poor. So, I am always looking for ways to save money. This is one of those ways:
Making pots from newspaper is very simple. You can make almost any size. I use soda pop cans to wrap the paper around because they are the right size, and, well - they're free! (The pop costs, but the can is free...)
|You will need a pop can and a newspaper. If you don't take the paper, ask a neighbor,|
they are usually happy to part with a few papers.
|You need to cut the paper in strips about the size of the can.|
|Cut to size.|
|Put the paper about 2/3rds the way up the can and start rolling it onto the can.|
|Wrap all the way around the can.|
|Start folding the paper down over the bottom.|
|Fold it all down. No tape - it won't degrade in the garden!|
|Here it is all rolled up. If you want you can add a bit of water to the paper|
to help it hold it's shape. NOTE: If you use water poke a hole in the bottom
of the can to keep a vacuum from forming when removing the paper.
Get your hands dirty!