Here at Tops, we always try to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. That’s why we’ve started making our own paper plant pots! See how to make yours below:
You will need:
- A cylindrical object (to wrap the newspaper around)
- Cut clean, dry newspaper into strips according to the pot size you wish to make
- Select the two pot maker parts to make either a 4cm or 6cm pot (fig.1)
- Roll the strip of paper loosely around the cylinder using the top guide leaving a 3cm excess paper over hanging for the small pot, and a 4cm overhang for the large pot at the bottom to form the base. (Note: if the paper is too tightly rolled, it will be difficult to remove the finished pot from the cylinder)
- Fold the overhanging excess paper over to form the base
- Press folded end onto the base of the pot maker and twist gently to secure the pot base
- Remove the pot and fill with compost
- Plant seeds or seedlings directly into your new paper pots
- Transplant seedlings into your garden without removing from the paper pots, as these will bio-degrade naturally.
Check out some photos of the children making their own plant pots!