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Paper Potter

turn old newspaper into biodegradable seedling pots

9.95 inc. VAT

The Paper Potter is an ingenious device that enables you to turn strips of newspaper into biodegradable plant pots for growing seedlings. The Paper Potter is great for your plants, allowing minimal disturbance to roots, and saves you money as you will no longer need to buy expensive sowing and seedling pots. Simple to use, just add your favourite potting compost and seeds.




Dimensions: 75 x 30mm (base) 110 x 42mm (former)

When seedlings are ready to plant out, transplant them in their bio-degradable paper pots. The Paper Potter comes with full instructions.

Once you have hardened off the young plants, transplant them in their biodegradable paper pots without damaging their tender roots.

Children love making paper pots and this innovative and simple gadget can be used to teach an invaluable lesson about sustainable living.

Also available in big.

Presented in a recycled, unbleached brown cardboard box with full instructions, summarised here:
  • Cut newspaper into strips 8cm x 57cm
  • Roll strip around potter and fold excess paper over end
  • Press end with folded in paper onto base to mould pot
  • Remove pot and fill with compost
  • Plant seedling or sow seeds directly
  • Paper pot will biodegrade when transplanted in the garden
  • Paper Potter pot size approx 4 1/2 cm in diameter and 5 cm high

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      Brilliant!  Fabulous little gadget, very environmentally friendly.    Kayti - Aberdeenshire

      A simple, yet efficient product.  A product that will last a life time, easy to use and it means you never need to buy seedling pots again.    Emma Pye -

      Paper Potter is child's play  I got this gadget last winter and my 3 year old daughter helped me to make hundreds of paper pots for seedlings. She really enjoyed it as they were easy to make. It saved me buying small pots/plug trays and I was able to plant straight into ground without removing from pots first.    Elizabeth - North London

      Potting Great!  Paper pots all around, works like a dream, the dream I had making paper pots. x    marc - uk

      Paper Potter  I bought this as a present and it was very well recieved, particularly since it is ecologically and economically conscious.    JM - Nottingham

      Fun, econimical and environmentally friendly!  Not only are they fun to use, they create inexpensive pots made from old newspapers which reduce your carbon footprint by recycling yourself and not going to recycling centres! I have not only used them myself but given them as presents to other green fingered friends.REAL RECYCLING    Karin Carruthers - Norfolk

      Excellent Present  I have now given a couple of these as presents and both have been very well recieved. The potter is novel, useful and well made - I have been told that they inspire people to grow plants which never can be a bad thing!    Sally Riggs -

    We offer 3 Delivery options in the UK:
    Click and Collect Hove - from 1.99 per order
    Standard UK delivery - from 3.95 per order
    Express UK delivery - from 6.95 per order.

    You'll only ever pay one delivery charge.

    Standard UK delivery is FREE for orders over 50.

    As the actual delivery cost depends on the size of your order, it'll be shown in the checkout when you add to basket.

    Click and Collect in Hove
    If you live in Brighton & Hove, we offer Click and Collect Hove service in association with Black Radish on Portland Road. To use this service, choose Click and Collect Hove from the drop down, and collect from Black Radish, 149 Portland Road when it's convenient, instead of having it delivered to your home or work. We'll let you know when it's ready to pick up.

    Standard Delivery
    We aim to deliver all UK mainland, Channel Islands & Northern Ireland packages within 3-5 working days. Please refer to our delivery page for further details including costs.

    Express Delivery
    We aim to deliver all UK mainland, Channel Islands & Northern Ireland packages within 2 working days or quicker. Please refer to our delivery page for further details including costs.

    If you need same day despatch, please phone us before 11am Monday to Friday.

    How We Send Things
    We send all orders by Royal Mail, or by courier if it's heavy. Royal Mail deliver Monday to Saturday, couriers deliver Monday to Friday.

    Deliveries are usually made between 9am and 5.30pm. A specific time slot cannot be specified with any of our delivery options.

    Please be aware that during our sales or promotions, or when there are circumstances beyond our control such as when there's snow on the roads, delivery may take longer.

    European Delivery is available to selected countries.
    For a full list of all countries that we ship to, and for full details regarding delivery; including delivery time and costs please click here.

    Nigel Says

    Nigel SaysUsing a Paper Potter is fun, it works and saves lots of plastic. It's a wonder why anyone hasn't thought of this before.