Energy & Sustainability Gardening
Clever die makes biodegradable seedling pots from newspaper

The “PotMaker,” from Toronto herb gardening specialists Richter’s, is a two-part hardwood die that makes it easy to manufacture free biodegradable pots for starting seedlings. The pots are made from strips of newspaper and don’t have to be removed before planting. Anja Bartlett has posted a good phototutorial demonstrating its use; if you’re interested in buying one please consider getting it through her site!


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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