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DIY Seedling Pots

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Even if it is cold and wintery in many parts of the country, it is still time to start doing some planting for your spring and summer garden. Planting seeds now will give you a head start once it is time to put things int he ground and what better way to get started than to make your own seedling pots?

There are a few different options for making seedling pots. You can make little, mini newspaper pots for starting herbs and smaller plants. And if you don't like that tutorial, this also tells you how to make smaller newspaper pots without using any tape.

You can also make seedling pots from the cardboard tubes from toilet paper and paper towels. Of course, you've all given up paper towels, but, we bet you still have some toilet paper. This one takes a bit of advance planning though, as you need to have plenty of rolls ready to go already. You can double what you have by cutting the rolls in half as well. You might think about opening bottom flaps when you plant though so the roots have a better chance of pushing out into the garden.

You can also use those toilet paper tubes to grow carrots. If you'd prefer square pots and don't mind some folding, these origami newspaper pots are pretty cool, and would be good for larger plants.


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