Hello Gardeners! You can make newspaper pots for seed starting by purchasing a wooden form that twists the paper into small containers. Cut newspapers into one-inch strips, and soak them in a bucket filled with water, so that the ratio is one part paper to two parts water. After one day of soaking, the wood fibers can be pulped by beating the mixture with an eggbeater. You then squeeze all excess water from the pulp, and press a half inch layer inside a plastic cup. And then, after three days, take the handmade planter out of the plastic cup and use it to start a cutting or seed.
Gardeners can also make paper planters out of newspaper for starting seedlings. This is a fun activity to do with children. You can also teach about recycling and gardening which is so important for the next generation to know.