How to make recycled seedlings with newspaper

How to make recycled seedlings with newspaperSeedbed with newspaper. Image: Melody Mellinger – Shutterstock

For anyone who likes to grow their own plants or flowers, we always have the option of buying plants to grow. But for those of us who like to grow them from seed, the ideal is to prepare good seedbeds and enjoy the way they germinate and grow in our home.

We will always have the option of buying commercial nurseries, which are not expensive, but much easier and more practical to reuse something we already have or, failing that, to make them ourselves.

The idea that we propose today in this video is simple, as easy as making yourself sowing with newspaper.

We can take advantage of all the newspapers we have on hand, ask for them at the end of the day in a bar or cafeteria that will always give them to us.

With the sheets of newspaper and using a roll of toilet paper or paper towel, make this simple seedbed that the best part is that it is biodegradable, thus obtaining that we will not have no need to transplant the plant once it is ready to put it in the garden or urban orchard.

Thus sparing us the stress suffered by the plants during their transplantation, thus slowing down their growth for a few days.

It really is a splendid idea for our urban garden or orchard and although we may have doubts whether or not to use newspaper.

We tell you that in many countries there are regulations on the use of chemical inks in newspapers. At present the use of these inks is not contemplated and we will not have any problem of contamination of our garden, although it is always recommended to avoid using sheets where there is a lot of color photos or the like, although that won’t really be a problem.


Clarification: Today the black inks in newspapers are made from water and use carbon to give the color or soy derivatives, so this type of paper can be used in composting, recycling and whatever else we want without the slightest fear.

Newspapers printed in color also use water-based and non-toxic inks, which has become standard in this type of printing.

Author: Freed Tony.

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