The Pot Maker from , is an ingenious tool for making biodegradable pots from newspaper.

What you will need

  • (optional)
  • Compost or potting mix
  • Old newspaper


Cut newspaper into 8 x 57cm strips and roll each strip around the Pot Maker, folding the excess over the base.


Fill with compost or potting mix and plant seedling or seeds in the pot.


Once the seedling has taken root, plant the whole pot into the ground. The pot will protect tender roots, helping the seedling to flourish, and will decompose in the ground as the plant grows.