Monday, February 27, 2012

newspaper pot maker

Use old newspaper to make planting pots.  I did this last year and IMO it’s the best way to start plants, and it’s basically free.  With paper pots you can just plant the whole thing in the ground in the spring.  This doesn’t disturb the roots, so you can start things like watermelon early inside; normally watermelon can’t be transplanted because the roots are very delicate.
This is a two part thing that stamps a crease into the bottom of the paper pot to hold it together without tape or adhesive.
I designed this pot maker and printed it on my RepRap printer.  The files to print your own are on thingiverse at this link.

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