The Responsible Survivialist


Starting Seeds – Newpaper Seed Cups
March 19, 2010, 8:39 pm
Filed under: Gardening | Tags: ,

First, Willi Evans Galloway at DigginFood has posted this simple method of making seed starter pots out of newspaper.

Then Tiffany at No Ordinary Homestead has this more complicated method of creating the same thing. Tiffany’s come out square which can be useful to save space.

I’m using Tiffany’s method for my Moringa seeds, since they don’t like to be transplanted and the paper containers can be simply placed into the ground when I’m ready to plant them.

I did find that my newspaper is longer than hers. The wings ended up being very long. I found I could tuck them up under the folded sides, which helps stiffen them and hold them upright. She folds them in and uses the dirt to keep them down. That’s harder if you decide to open them up when you transplant them into the ground.

BTW, she has a step by step with pictures on her site HERE

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