Biodegradable paper mâché seedling pots
Prep 10M | Dry 24Hr | Enjoy in 1 Day
Spring may officially start in March, but most places in Canada don’t see the first sprouts of green life until April. You don’t have to wait until mother nature warms up to get your green thumb going. Start seedlings of your outdoor plants now and give them a good head start indoors so your garden is lush and full for summertime. These seedling pots use just newspaper and flour, so they can be transplanted into the ground and will decompose as your plant grows throughout the summer.
1/2 cup flour
6 cups of water
- Take your newspaper and shred it into strips. Make sure not to use glossy ad pages.
- Place the strips into a bowl and cover with warm water. Sit for 3-5 minutes.
- Place wet paper into blender and add cold water until blender is two-thirds full. Blend until paper is soft and moldable.
- Run paper mix through a fine mesh strainer and squeeze out extra water to form a pulp.
- Add ½ cup of flour and mix well.
- Take the paper and flour mixture and form cups around a muffin tin. Use care to keep all sides and the bottom evenly matched with paper mixture.
- Place the muffin tin in a warm dry spot for at least 24 hours.
- When pots are completely dry, you can pop them out and start planting your seeds!