Make a newspaper pot
Seed-starting pots you make from newsprint are practically free. Because they break down quickly, you can plant them right in the garden, reducing transplant shock. Both black and colored inks used in today's newspapers are safe.
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In order to make the newspaper pot (right), you'll need to find a can or round bottle (left) about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter and at least 3 inches tall (for example, a spice jar, soy-sauce bottle, tomato-paste can).