8 DIY Biodegradable Seed Starter Pots

Spring is here so it’s time to start planting your garden. If you’re looking for seed starter pot ideas that you can easily make at home, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up some easy DIY seed starter pots that you can make from recycled materials. All of these items are biodegradable, so you don’t even have to take the plant out of the pot when it’s ready to be transplanted into a bigger pot or the garden; just plant the whole container!

 1   Newspaper Seedling Pots

Newspaper Seedling Pots

from Garden Therapy

Make your own seed starter pots out of old newspapers. Simple, inexpensive and environmentally friendly!

 2   Toilet Paper Roll Pots

toilet paper roll pots

from Lady Lee’s Home

Toilet paper rolls are something we all have in our homes and usually throw away, so this is a great way to recycle them.

 3   Coffee Filter Seed Starter Pots

coffee filter seed starter pots

from Instructables

Coffee filters also work well for seed starting, because seedling roots don’t penetrate filter paper, which makes it easy to shift germinated seeds to soil.

 4   Eggshell Seed Starters

Eggshell Seed Starting Pots

from Garden Betty

Eggshells make great seed starters because they’re packed with calcium which is great for the soil.

 5   Egg Carton Seed Starter

Starting Seeds in Egg Cartons

from Gardening Know How

If eggshells are not available you can also use a cardboard egg carton. Poke a small hole in the bottom of each egg cup for drainage, fill with soil and plant seeds.

 6   Paper Mache Pots

Paper Mache Seedling Pots

from Garden of Discovery

Paper mache pots take a bit longer to make; however, the beautiful part of them is that many different forms of paper and cardboard waste can be used to create them.

 7   Citrus Peel Seed Starters

Citrus Peel Seed Starters

from My Roman Apartment

Use the leftover lemon, orange, or grapefruit to start your seedlings. The acidic peel creates the perfect environment for your seedling to thrive.

 8   Ice Cream Cone Seed Starters

Ice Cream Cone Seed Starters

from Flour and Fancies

This is a fun way to get kids involved in your gardening, too. Simply fill the ice cream cones with potting soil and add your seeds.

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8 DIY Biodegradable Seed Starter Pots

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