Friday, January 16, 2009

How to make Compostable Starter Pots for your garden


Want to plant a garden this year and the thought of all those plastic seed starting pots got you down? Here is a nifty how to on making your own pots from newspaper
Here is a video on creating newspaper pots or you can learn orgami and fold your own pots.
Being orgamically-challenged I think I will take the easy answer- the easy answer is taking toilet paper tubes and making your pots from. They will breakdown beautifully in soil.
Even easier is taking egg cartons and planting your starts in the egg compartments- just remember to poke a hole in the bottom of the compartment first!And make sure it is a cardboard egg container not a styrofoam one!
You can get fancy and buy a "pot maker" But I think a glass or a spice bottle works just as well as a tool for making paper pots.

5 comments:

Chile said...

Here's an award for you Rob, but you'll have to make your own frame.

Fake Plastic Fish said...

Rob, I LOVE this idea. I might have to steal it... I mean promote it heavily and link back to your page!

Red Icculus said...

I just gathered all of the cardboard tubes in my house to do this with Wondersoil.

Tony Destroni said...

hi good day . nice post you have . id learned a lot. this is one of the best way of gardening even you dont have much space you can still do planting . thanks for sharing this . i hope you have a post about wind spinner other garden and home accessories , im interested on this i hope you can help me . thank you!

Rachat de credit said...

Thanks it was a wonderful help, now to make compostable starter pots for our garden is definitely simple utilizing your guidance. Kudos