Tear a newspaper into 4" strips. No need to be fussy about 4", a little more or
Using a glass the size you want for a pot (I use 3" usually), wrap the
top 2" of
the newspaper around the glass, leave the bottom 2" to fold over the bottom
of the glass. Fold the paper at the bottom of the glass over and hold with a
small piece of tape if necessary. Remove from glass and Viola! A
When you put your plants into the garden you should remove the piece of
tape, open the newspaper at the bottom and allow the roots contact with the
If you're concerned about cutworms you can rip your newspaper into 5"
and leave the top inch as a collar above the ground.
I find these pots work well for corn. It allows the corn a head start
growing season and doesn't damage the important tap root when
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