Goodby plastic, hello biodegradable pots from yesterday's newspapers...
If there's one sustainable, eco-friendly garden gift that we'd recommend more than any other it would have to be this. Cutting your plastic use, saving you money, and helping the planet, it also happens to be rather beautiful and an absolute joy to use too!
Ably demonstrated by Monty Don when featured on Gardener's World last year, the Original Paper Potter is an award-winning tool which allows you to turn strips of old newspaper into plant pots for seedlings. Delightfully simple and a real pleasure to use, the Potter has been lovingly crafted in England from sustainable oak by our friends at Nether Wallop Trading.
No more repeatedly buying plastic seed tray cells which end up in landfill, the Paper Potter will last a lifetime (beware of cheap alternatives!) and allow you to make pots that won't cost you another penny. Even better, after hardening off, you can leave the young plants in their paper pots and plant directly into the ground, completely avoiding root disturbance that can happen with usual transplanting.
From sustainable, managed resources. Comes boxed with instructions.
Available in two sizes or why not buy both as the Paper Potter Pair and save a few pounds?
The Potters are also available as part of some fantastic kit sets. Check out the rest of this beautiful oak range.
Original Paper Potter
Size: Makes pots 4cm wide, 5cm deep.
The Big Paper Potter
A larger version of the Original Paper Potter, the Big Potter comes by popular demand to accommodate those larger seedlings such as marrows, pumpkins and sunflowers. Oak, from sustainable, managed resources. Comes boxed with instructions.
Makes pots 6.5cm, 7cm deep.