Learn how to make your very own Homemade Seed Starter Pots using newspaper. Expert Landscaper Shirley Bovshow shows us how.

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Making your own Homemade Seed Starter Pots saves money and is better for your garden overall. It’s also a great way to put those old newspapers to very good use.

All you need is a bottle with a concave bottom and your newspapers and you can whip up as many as needed in minutes.

Landscaper Shirley Bovshow swears by this method and you’ll be so excited to see how easy and effective this DIY is.

Shirley is a whizz and you’ll love this technique as much as her other ideas that we have recently shared with you like how to retrigger Orchids and how to multiply roses from cuttings.

 Homemade Seed Starter Pots Video Tutorial

via Garden Center TV

In this video from Garden Center TV, Shirley shows you step-by-step how to make a homemade seed starter pot. You will need a bottle with a concave bottom for rolling and some newspaper.

You can use old flyers, scrap paper or any type of biodegradable paper too. These little pots should be used after you’ve sprouted your seedlings, a few weeks prior to planting your garden. Click play above now ^

How To Make Homemade Seed Starter Pots

via Garden Center TV

Here is how Shirley shows to make these little pots in the video:

  • You’ll need a bottle with a concave bottom to use as your rolling pin and some newspaper. You’ll use one sheet of paper per pot.
  • Start by cutting your newspaper sheet to about 6 inches (15cm) wide.
  • Leaving about 2 inches off the bottle, begin to roll the newspaper tightly around the bottle.
  • Roll it up until it is completely rolled around the bottle.
  • Pick the bottle up being sure to hold the seam so your pot stays together.
  • Take the extra newspaper you left off the bottle and begin to fold it in tightly to the bottom of the bottle.
  • Continue until all of the paper is folded in and your newspaper is in a canister type shape.
  • Pull the bottle out. You should have some newspaper sticking up inside the pot.
  • Press it down, making sure to keep the shape of the pot.
  • Now you’ve got a seed starter pot! Find a small container or tray to put it on.
  • Now it’s ready to be filled with your soil and seedling.

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