Saturday, 12 October 2013

Making Newspaper Seedling Pots.




1. Take 1 sheet of paper tear down centre, 
 2. Tear in half again
 3. Fold up half of the paper.
 4. Fold down top about  an inch and press down firmly making the lip of the pot.
 6. Place a tall glass 1/2 way up on paper over the lip.

Roll tightly the newspaper around the glass.


 No need to tape, just hold firmly & push top edge of newspaper into the glass.


 Push all the way in - you do not have to be neat.


You will have a hole in the bottom - see my fingers waving to yea all.


 Push the bumpy edges down with your fingers.
 Push bottom edge of glass into the bottom of newspaper pot -& push which makes a firm bottom.


. Ta da - all finished.

 Let the seed raising begin

Tucked up all nice and warm in little seed raising house.

When ready to plant out in the garden pop newspaper pot and all in the garden - worms love newspaper!

14 comments:

  1. This looks an easy way to make newspaper pots, and a very well timed post for me. I was just wondering how I could make pots out of newspaper, so thank you! Now I'm going to try some.

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your summer garden over the coming months.
      Love Leanne

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  2. I remember seeing you make these on your blog hers ago and I made some as well. It was greqt fun. But now since I only plant one or two of each seedling I now get them off my dad or just buy them

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    1. Angela it must be really weird cooking and growing less food.
      Love Leanne

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  3. Good stuff, thanks Leanne! I like your soundtrack too.

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    1. Isn't it fun -it came all the way from the USA. (Can't buy it here in NZ)
      Love Leanne

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  4. oh my gosh! i have one very happy boy here and the house is filled with music! what a job james did on this guitar. we all stood around and marveled at it you should be so proud and so should he. brendan said it surpassed his expectations and he is thrilled. teddy might be more thrilled though with her venison treats! and thank god i am far far away from NZ because though i never eat candy, these pineapple things are addictive. i am sure the rest of the treats will be tested tonight by brendan and his dad! thank you thank you james and leanne! photos and videos will be posted soon.

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    1. So thrilled it arrived - looking forward to seeing photos/videos of Brendan playing it. We haven't got very good videoing gear - James is buying a mike soon - saving hard (but a car has taken his eye). Now pop the pineapple lumps in the freezer - they are YUMMY frozen. The Whittakers L & P chocolate is such fun. I was a bit worried customs may of opened the box with Teddy's treats in - Stella loves them & at the dog club Abbey is known as the girl with the BESt dog treats LOL. ENJOY!
      Love Leanne

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  5. Thank you Leanne
    A very timely tutorial for me also as I've been given lots of seeds and I want to start them off before going in the garden.
    If I broadcast the seeds in the garden, the birds here would think I was feeding them!!
    I'll have to retrieve some newspapers from the big bin to get started!! LOL
    I love money saving ideas like this!
    hugs
    Shane

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    1. Do let me know how you find the seed pots. I get such a BUZZ growing food we eat from seed, heritage ones at that too.
      Love Leanne

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  6. Aren't YOU smart?!!! Neat idea!
    Are y'all alright down there???
    hughugs

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    1. Yea we are good just crazily busy, I've picked up study and life is slowly getting into balance. Friends keep asking me to pop over for a cuppa and I need to find the time - I'm sure I will get into a better balance of everything soon. But I am loving my new journey - studying to be a naturopath.
      Love Leanne

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  7. It is so cool that you are starting to garden and I am putting my garden to bed. I will enjoy reading how it goes for you. :) Love the pots! Kit

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    1. It's soo hard I wanna plant out in the garden NOW but know to wait until early November - just as well as the weather is soo changeable at the moments. We are to get high winds today - my poor lilac's to take another beating. The broad beans and globe artichokes took the brunt in last weeks winds.
      ENJOY your trip!!! I'm looking forward to the old pick up truck being on the road and we can go on trips too.
      Love Leanne

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