Starting seeds usually means getting a black plastic tray or two and some peat starter pellets from the infamous Fleet Farm. Once home Fleet Farm, we'd put the pellets into the tray, add water, "ooh" and "aah" as the pellets puffed up into dirt, stuck our seeds into the dirt and wait for a few weeks.
This year we're doing something different...I bought a Paper Pot Maker from Amazon using some of my Swagbucks!
I'd seen one of these little babies a few years back and loved the idea, but hadn't gotten around to giving it a try. My Amazon gift cards had been sitting in my account (thanks Swagbucks!) just begging me to use them, so I thought we'd give the Paper Pot Maker a go.
The Verdict: so far, I love it!
In the space of about an hour, I made 103 small pots out of newspaper! They were easy to make, are the perfect size for starting seeds and the materials (newspaper) didn't cost me a thing. Once the plants are ready to put into the ground, we can stick them in pot and all since the paper pot is biodegradable!
Besides all of this - I think they're cute!
Wrap a strip around the Pot Maker snugly, but not too snugly or it'll be tough to slide your pot off when it's done. The ends of the paper should hang over the bottom end of the pot maker by about an inch or so. Fold these ends in towards the center.