A Green Plant, a Green Pot (With Duct Tape!)

Introduction: A Green Plant, a Green Pot (With Duct Tape!)

The green plant is a plant that is eco-friendly without soil. The pot seen is also eco-friendly because it is made of biodegradable material, newspaper, or long lasting, terra cotta.

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Step 1: Supplies

Here are the supplies that you need:
-Rice Husk/Hulls (http://www.homebrewit.com/aisle/p/1898 (On this website they sell the husks for $1.00 a pound))
-Fertilizer/ Manure (I used chicken manure that I had for gardening)
-Assorted seeds (I used Basil)
-Newspaper (For the pot)
-Duct Tape

Step 2: The Green Pot

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/chicago_gardener/2007/02/how_to_make_a_n.html- Visit this link to learn how to make a newspaper pot.
An alternative: -If you're not the crafty type, instead of a newspaper pot you could use a terra cotta pot because they last a long time. To make the newspaper pot less leaky you can wrap it with duct tape.

Step 3: Step One

Get the Rice Husk and put it into the pot.

Step 4: Step Two

Put the fertilizer/ manure into the pot with the husks.

Step 5: Step Three

Take 1-5 seeds (depending on plant) and put them into the pot.

Step 6: Step Four

Gently stir the mix so the fertilizer and seeds go to the bottom.

Step 7: Finished!

Water your plant every other day and it should end up as a full grown plant. Thank you for reading my Instructable and please rate it! Feel free to leave suggestions, comments etc.

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    5 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Silly question: wouldn't a biodegradable pot eventually disintegrrate? I know, that's the point of "biodegradable", but surely one wouldn't want it to "degrade" with the plant still in it?!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I am new to this ... I know it's probable a dumb question

    how much of the "Rice Husk/Hulls" do you need?? in the first couple of pictures it doesn't look like you used much but in the last picture the pot is full.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    why not use masking tape, instead of duct?  duct will not biodegrade for a long, long time, as it is made with plastic.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    not yet,why not just use rice, what type plant i can do with this method.