Toilet Paper Roll in Flower Pot

Come Sow With Me – Toilet Roll Planter Seed Starters

My son’s course has been studying about plants, so to continue with that curiosity and interest I purchased a variety of seeds for united states to plant at home.   In class, the kids planted their own green edible bean plant in a plastic cup, which the kids could take domicile and replant in their own garden.  In honor of Earth 24-hour interval coming up on April 22, instead of using plastic cups, we up-cycled toilet newspaper rolls, which make great seed starter pots. As a bonus these are biodegradable….this means y’all can but plant these pots straight into the ground when it’southward set up to exist planted in your garden.

Today, we non only planted seeds for our garden…just nosotros planted seeds to sow the seeds of modify.  A group of wonderful moms over at the #ONEMom campaign asked bloggers to volunteer their voice in helping end hunger, simply past posting a movie of a gardening activity, and we couldn’t pass up this opportunity.  So please read virtually this wonderful campaign and how you can get involved at the end of this mail.


  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Scissors
  • Soil
  • Seeds
  • Tray to hold seed starter pots


Get-go cut toilet paper rolls in half.  (If you don’t desire to cut it in one-half that is fine also).

Now there are two ways to do the next part.  There’due south this version where this blogger cut 4 slits down the coil and made these nice, neat fiddling boxes, with the flaps tucked perfectly under each other.  I however chose to do this method, since it is easier for the kids to do.  Basically, I had my son cut most viii-ix slits about halfway down the toilet newspaper gyre.

Once the slits are cut, you tin fold the strips down so that they overlap each other.

Next yous will want to add soil to your seed starter pots.

Here are the seeds that my kids wanted to plant:  Watermelon, cantaloupe, green beans and radishes.

Add 1 seed to each starter pot.

And and then water till they are moist. Put them where there is calorie-free or sun, bank check for dryness and continue to h2o…in two-4 weeks they will exist ready to plant in the garden.  All you have to do is plop these right into the soil.  No demand to accept them out of the rolls because they are biodegradable.

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-Share updates on your seed planting/growing on your web log and link them hither.

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