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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.
  4. 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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August 29, 2017

Beans and peas do not like their roots disturbed, and may not do well when transplanting them. Use an empty toilette paper roll to plant. Take the tube and make 3 cuts about a third of the way along the edge of the tube, to make flaps. Push flaps in to the center, push them to keep inside. Fill with dirt and start your seeds. When you are ready to plant in the ground keep them in the cardboard. It will disintegrate on its own.

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April 23, 20131 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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