Introduction: How to Make Organic Planting Pots Using Old Newspapers
This is a great way of making your own organic planting pots. The final product (ie the pots) are great for your small plants, they can be put very tightly together and when the plant is ready to be put into the ground you can plant it with pot still on. The paper will gradually break down in the ground.
On the market there are a few different tools to make this pots, this is an easy way using things you probably already own.
Step 1: What You Need
Pair of scissors
Step 2: Basic Cutting
Use your bottle as a guide to see where you should cut the newspaper. I like to cut several pages each time.
Step 3: Wrap the Paper Around the Bottle
As seen in the picture
Step 4: Folding the Bottom of the Pot
Using finger of your choice, fold excess paper towards bottom of bottle. It is useful in this step if bottom of bottle is slightly concave.
Step 5: Flatten the Bottom
Remove pot from bottle. If you look inside the pot the bottom will be raised. Use fingers or knuckles to press bottom flat.
Step 6: Fill With Soil
This is what makes the pot steady. Without soil it will disintegrate in a few second.
Step 7: Final Planting
Plant your seed, water and try to remember which kind of seed in which pot... Or make nice-looking tags.
It is useful to put the pots together as this will create a great climate for growing plants. When you water the plants the water will gradually diffuse into surroundning pots making the maintenance of pots easy.