Video: how to make a newspaper plant pot

Make a simple pot for seedlings that simply rots away on planting – allowing your young plants to grow strongly without repotting.

By Hannah Tribe


Save money and ensure your seedlings get the best start in life with this surprisingly robust newspaper plant pot. By the time you’ve mastered the simple technique in this short video, you’ll be able to have quite a production line.


Once you’ve completed you pot, fill it with soil or potting compost and plant away. Be careful with over watering as this could cause the newspaper to disintegrate before you are ready to plant out.

The plant pot in action… road tested by a small strawberry plant.