Seedling Starter Pot DIY On The Cheap

It’s that time of the year again. Time for many of us to plant our starter seedling pots.
This is a DIY project that I posted about back in Feb. 2011 and it’s still a cheap and easy to make your own seedling starter seed pots. I haven’t found any thing easier or cheaper that works anyway better than this $3.00 project does.

I have seen these cute ‘expensive’ wood devices that can be used to make newspaper seedling starter pots. I have seen them listed on internet websites from about $25.00 to as much as $50.00. I just want pay that much for a dollar or two of wood.

Simply Flagstaff blog Has designed and provided construction details on making your very own $3.00 newspaper seedling starter pot.

Cindy said” You will need the following PVC parts.
(1) – 2 inch PVC (collar) Coupling – part – #1
(1) – 1 1/2 inch PVC Dome Pipe Cap – part – #2
(1) – 1 1/2 inch PVC Bushing ——- part – #3
Assembly is super easy. Place the bushing (#3) into the dome slip cap (#2) …that’s it!!”

pot1 pot2
pot3 pot4
pot5 pot6

Visit.Simply Flagstaff blog for a lot of photographs and a detail construction and How to use your new Newspaper seedling starter pot maker.

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11 responses to “Seedling Starter Pot DIY On The Cheap

  1. I’m very jealous about that then. I live in northwest Ohio, which was formerly named “the great black swamp” before drainage ditches turned it all into farmland. It makes for great names for art festivals and breweries but can pose problems elsewhere. 🙂

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    • Of course tax payers are the source of funding, but, 50 miles west of me is a fairly large area that was swamp. It was drained in the 1920s/1930s turned into ‘poor’ quality farm, it did flood ever 3 or 4 years wiping out crops.
      The federal and state government purchased most of this area and have filled n drainage ditches. It is once again home to a wide variety of plants, animals and water loving birds.
      Happy Gardening


  2. I’ve tried this and unfortunately when I did it I had problems with molds on the paper. I have the same problem with those peat pots too. Using a diluted peroxide mix helped greatly for me with the mold problem and is supposedly good for the seedlings too. Now it’s all I use in seed starting! I recommend it for those that try the newspaper pots.

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    • Thanks for the mold control tip.
      I have never had that problem, but the air in Southwest Oklahoma is very dry and mold or fungus of any kind is seldom a problem.
      Happy Gardening


  3. Looks good! We have chickens so, I tend to use a few cardboard egg cartons. I end up pulling each “egg holder” apart and planting them directly into the ground. Our cartons cost less than $1 so I hope that’s not a terrible price!

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  4. Love this idea! I usually pull off the foil tips and pull out the filters of my used K-cups to start my seedlings since it already has a hole in the bottom after use and I write what seed it is on the outside with a sharpie. That said, I found that if I am unable to transfer to the ground quickly, then the k-cup is too small, so I’m going to try your idea : )

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    • I don’t start many seedlings. My growing season, most years, is close to 220 day so I plant most things directly in the ground or the pot that it will be growing in.
      Hope it works for you.
      Happy Gardening


  5. Well, I’ll be damn. That’s pure genius!

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  6. Thanks.
    A good idea should be shared… even if it wasn’t my idea.
    Happy Gardening


  7. I remember that you posted about this before and am so glad you put it on again. Good timing as we get ready to plant a few things to give them an early start.

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