If you’ve been thinking of starting your miniature garden, you’re in luck! There’s an easy, earth-friendly way to do it. Make your own biodegradable starter pots from non-glossy magazines or newspapers that you have sitting around!
I came across this green idea from the current issue of ReadyMade, and thought it would be the perfect project to highlight on Earth Day!
Newspaper Starter Pots
1. Cut a full sheet of newspaper into strips (mine were about 4 inches wide). This width will vary depending on how much soil you need to sprout your seeds. To mold the paper into a cylindrical shape, use a bottle and wrap the paper around it, then fold and tuck about an inch under the bottom to form a base.
2. After your pots are formed, fill them with soil and plant the seeds below the top layer. With light watering and a little TLC (my seeds preferred to listen to “Waterfalls” — jk!), your seeds will sprout!
3. Once there around 2 – 3 leaves on the plants’ stems, it’s time to transplant them into a bigger home! Dig a hole in the ground, place your pot inside, cover with soil, and dampen with water to make sure your newspaper pots give your pots a head start at decomposition. Before you know it, you’ll be picking mint leaves from your new herb garden to make homemade mojitos!
Are you guys doing any green crafts this Earth Day? We want to know!