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I do a lot of plant seeding in the spring, and have a paper pot maker, that will make small plant pots, about the size of a jiffy peat pot. Its great to use, but if I have leggy plants to pot up, there is not enough depth for putting them deep enough into the pot - especially for things that will root along the stem, like tomatoes.  So I decided to make an instructable to show you how I made tall paper pots for my tomatoes, that stand approximately 5 inches high, and 2 inches wide.
Hope this helps someone out there!
On to step one!

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Step 1: Materials needed

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All you need is a newspaper, a large spice bottle, scissors, potting mix, a pen or "dibbler" to make the hole in mix for the plant, and finally, a plant to pot up!

Step 2: Preparing the newspaper

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You need to know how wide of a strip of newspaper to cut... I want my finished pot to be about 5 inches high... my spice bottle is 2 inches wide. I don't want the paper to overlap across the width of the bottom of the need about 1/2 to 3/4 of the width of the bottom of the bottle.

Step 3: Forming the plant pot

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As you can see from the pictures... I marked my newspaper to cut it into a 6 1/2 inch wide strip.  You will need a strip of newspaper that will go around your spice bottle approximately 3 times, so bear that in mind when you cut your strips of newspaper.

Step 4: Making the plant pot

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Align the spice bottle to the level or height you want to plant pot... In the picture you can see that the newspaper almost completely covers the spice bottle

Step 5: Securing the newspaper

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The plant pot will stand on its own once you secure the bottom of the pot... you do this simply by folding over the edge of the newspaper across the bottom of the spice bottle, starting with the side that has the end of the newspaper (see picture)
mamakatfrog4 years ago
 do you think brown paper would work for this?  I don't get the newspaper and actually have a roll of brown paper.
bbubbles (author)  mamakatfrog4 years ago
How thick of paper? The nice thing about using newspaper is that it is thin enough to decompose fairly quickly... The other question is, is your roll of brown paper like "butcher" paper... or freezer paper that is coated with plastic on one side? If it is coated, I wouldn't suggest using it.  If it is used lunch bags or grocery bags, they should work, but you wouldn't have to have so many layers... one and a half to two layers should do. 
Hope this helps!