Newspaper Pots

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Gardeners grow a lot of plants, and that usually means lots of plastic pots! However, recycler extraordinaire Millie Ross is aiming to change that with some alternative suggestions.

She shows how to make simple paper plant pots for growing seedlings. The pots will only last for 4-6 weeks before they start breaking down so aren't suitable for seeds that take a long time to germinate, but are great for fast-growing crops such as zucchini or pumpkin. The whole pot can be planted out in the garden when it’s ready, which means less transplant shock for the young plant.


Where will you prepare and plant your newspaper pots?

What materials do you need to source?

What seeds are you going to plant?

How will the weather or season affect the growth of your seedlings?


How many pots can you make from one newspaper?


How long did it take for your seedlings to appear?

Have you found a spot in your garden to transfer your pots to?

What are you going to plant next?

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