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Toilet Paper Tube Seedling Pots

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A great way to recycle toilet paper tubes is to use them as containers to start vegetable and flower seeds for garden plants. This is a guide about toilet paper tube seedling pots.


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March 30, 2013

Every household has plenty of tp tubes. They make great seedling pots, so why not reuse some of them instead of recycling them. :)


  • toilet paper tubes
  • scissors


  1. Cut the TP tube in half. Then make 4 cuts that are approx. 1/2 in., creating 4 flaps of equal size.
  2. Fold one flap inward, then working clockwise, fold the other flaps down. Tuck the corner of the last flap under the corner of the first flap. (Like when you are closing a cardboard box.)
  3. Turn them over and gently press them down on a flat surface so make the bottoms flat, so that they will stay upright.
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  5. Turn them over, fill with soil, and plant your seeds. Once the seeds have sprouted and are ready to go into the ground, just plant them with the pot. The cardboard will disintegrate in the soil.
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April 2, 20131 found this helpful

This gives me lots of ideas to use this Spring! Thanks!

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April 23, 20130 found this helpful

Every household has plenty of TP tubes. They make great seedling pots, so why not reuse some of them instead of recycling them. Learn how to make these cute and effective pots in this short video. View the full project here: Toilet Paper Tube Seedling Pots

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April 11, 20170 found this helpful

Great idea. I'm retired and always looking for a way to save money. Have my kids saving rolls for me. Im an organic crazy and always looking for ways to save our planet. Thanks for your great idea.

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