The Paper Potter is a very simple idea that really works. It’s made of wood and has just two parts – the potter and the base.
It’s used to recycle newspapers to produce free, biodegradable mini plant pots suitable for starting seeds and potting on seedlings. Gardeners have been making pots this way for years by wrapping newspaper around a glass, but the Paper Potter makes the process really quick and simple.
A pot takes just a few seconds to make – a strip of newspaper is wrapped around the potter and the excess folded in over the end which is then pressed into the base to mould the pot. The young plants can be planted out in the pots and the roots grow out through the paper as it rots away in the soil with minimal disturbance to slow their growth.
This is a brilliant little gadget which would make a really good gift for a gardener. Children enjoy using the gadget too, and it could be a useful addition in the school classroom for projects on gardening or recycling.
The Nether Wallop Seedling starter set includes their original paper potter plus their big paper potter, the paper potter patter, and two seed-saving tins.
The Nether Wallop Giant Paper Pot Maker makes pots approximately 6.5 cm diameter by 7.5 cm high.
Browse the range of paper pot makers available on Amazon.