As you may or may not know, I had to kick the green beans out of my seed starting shelf. They were a bad influence on the other veggies, and frankly grew out of control. However, I wasn't quite ready to just throw them out into the garden. They needed time to acclimate to outside conditions. So, I needed a bigger (small) pot, at least temporarily. Instead of running out and buying seed pots, I decided to make some. Here is a step-by-step instructional guide.
First, gather your supplies. You will need some newspaper, preferably black and white with few pictures. Although colored pages, like the funnies are cute, they aren't very environmentally safe for your new plants or garden. The Wall Street Journal middle sections work perfectly, because they use soy based ink to print.
Now for the good stuff. Double up your newspaper sheets if you have a single, but if you have a 2-sheet attached middle section, just lay it out on the table. Here is what I mean by 2-sheet attached middle section.
Two sheets make your newspaper pot a little more sturdy. Now, fold it lengthwise in half.
Next, tightly roll the newspaper around the can. Don't worry too much about keeping it straight, it should work out naturally.