I have previously admitted to being a Better Homes and Gardens junkie. I get about 3 emailed out newsletters from them everyday and I read/watch them all. A short while ago I got an email with the most amazing idea ever for starting your springtime plantings from seeds and I had to share it with you.
It is a video about how to use a tool called a “potmaker” to makes little planters for starting seeds in out of old newspaper. Yeah! Once you grow a plant in your newspaper pot you can actually transplant it newspaper pot and all right into the ground as the newspaper is biodegradable. Awesome huh? You can watch the video for yourself here.
I wanted to run right out to my local hardware store and pick one up, but alas, they are not carried in stores around me, so I ended up ordering one online. If you decide to order one I do recommend shopping around. I found them some places for as much as $19.95, but ended up ordering one for $9.95 on Amazon.
It arrives tomorrow, and I can’t wait to get started on one. I will definitely post pictures for you of how they come out.
I should mention that after ordering the “correct” pot maker online I found this blog post from Natalie at Tend Collective about how to make one out of sections of PVC pipe for much less money. I’m still glad I ordered the “right” one, but I’m kind of interested in testing out the PVC version as well to see if it really does work as well. Anyone else interested?