Making your own paper pots is not only eco-friendly, but will save you money too. Ideal for like fuchsia, , and , the newspaper pots are completely biodegradable. When the plants are ready to go outdoors, the whole pot can be planted into the soil – saves disturbing the roots.
You will need:
Pal / cylindrical object
Compost (why not try Peat Free?)
Step by step:
- Using the newspaper cut/tear into a strip of around 8cm x 57cm (for longer cut 14cm tall) and wrap loosely around the Pal/cylindrical object.
- Fold over the excess newspaper at the flat end of the Pal. Press and twist into the base, making the bottom hold together on its own.
- Remove pot and fill most of the way with your chosen compost.
- Add your seed and then fill with more compost to cover it.
- Remember to water and watch your seedling grow.