Tutorial: Newspaper Pots: Just roll around a drinking glass

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Tutorial:  Newspaper Pots

By ShadyGreenThumb
September 13, 2012

We simply never have enough pots to share our cuttings or for our seedlings. But yes, we do! All you need is a stack of newspapers and these instructions, then get folding.

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CarolineScott
Sep 13, 2012 5:39 AM CST
Newsprint pots can be made easily and quickly by rolling the newsprint around a drinking glass
and taping the bottom.
Cardboard rolls from paper towels and toilet paper can be plugged with a wad of paper and filled with soil.
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 8:43 AM CST

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I've always done that, too. I made a youtube video showing how to make them.

I like new method, too, because it looks like it produces a MUCH stronger pot. I'm going to try it out!
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 13, 2012 11:18 AM CST
Yes, they also sell kits to make the jar-type newspaper pots. This Origami version is a stronger pot, Dave. It lasts and lasts through all my waterings. The nice thing about newpaper, as long as you don't use the shiny ads, you can bust out the bottom and just plant the seedling into the ground newspaper and all without disturbing the roots.
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Sep 13, 2012 3:37 PM CST

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Oh, dear. I have more pots than newspapers. What does that say about me? *Blush*
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dave
Sep 13, 2012 6:01 PM CST

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I should take a photo of the storage area where I keep my thousands of plastic pots. *Blush*
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Sep 13, 2012 6:06 PM CST

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I was more embarrassed by my lack of newspapers, Dave. Smiling
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Sharon
Sep 14, 2012 12:58 AM CST
Zuzu, you are not alone.
There is one newspaper in this house and it is in my daughter's junior high scrapbook.
Any others over the years became part of the soil.

Great article though, and I'm going to star it just in case I find myself with newspapers ever again.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Sep 15, 2012 2:38 AM CST
Here's the result of of my hard work. I'm preparing for for a Plant Swap.


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