Making Paper Seed Pots (green energy)
Got old newspaper, magazines, or junk mail?
Make flower pots from them-or seed pots like I did.
They will decompose in the soil when you transplant them outside, or you can throw them in the cardboard recycle bin.
Either way it's re-use and recycle at its best.
This is what I did:
Cut strips of paper as big as a toilet paper roll.
Paper towel rolls work too, cut into pieces. Another option is to use the toilet paper rolls as the pots themselves-but I didn't have that many on hand.
THIS is the "mould".
Don't tape it here as I have pictured-duh. Just wrap the paper around the tissue roll and roll, roll, roll.
Secure at the end with a tiny piece of tape:
Slide the paper off, fold in the bottom.
Plant your seeds and water. I put my army of paper pots in a baking dish about 1.5 inches deep, or 3cm.
This is to prevent spillage of water or compost.
Set in a window sill and watch the magic!