Did you know that you can make seed starter pots from newspaper that can go directly into your garden? Newspaper is biodegradable, so you can stick the paper pot directly into the ground without disturbing your seedling and its roots.  

I watched several videos on YouTube that demonstrate how to make a newspaper pot to start seedlings. The one I’ve chosen isn’t going to win any cinematography awards, but I liked this method the best. Most of the videos simply rolled the paper around a can, leaving a flimsy pot that would easily spill your soil through the bottom if not taped together.

This video shows an origami method of creating a pot so that the bottom is much more stable than the can rolling method. It’s a little more involved, but in the end, you’ll have a better pot that’s free of tape or staples. 


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Newspaper seed starter pots
There's no need to spend money on seed starter pots when you can make biodegradable pots from newspaper.