It’s easy to recycle old newspapers into seed starters. A full sheet of newspaper will make 4 seed starters.
Toilet paper tube
Plastic container(s) to hold the desired number of seed starters
Clear Plastic Wrap – Optional
You can make 4 seed starters with a full sheet of newspaper. Tear a full sheet into fourths. Fold the quarter sheet in half twice the long way, which will give you a long rectangle.
Using the toilet paper tube, start at one end of the newspaper and roll to the other end. The newspaper should overhang the tube about an inch.
Fold the end over the tube in a pinwheel fashion to make the bottom of your seed starter. Remove the tube to use for the next seed starter.
Repeat until you have the desired number of seed starters to fill your plastic container.
Fill the seed starters with a 50/50 mix of peat moss and vermiculite. Water well and let set for 30 minutes to fully saturate the mixture. Pour out any excess from the bottom of the container.
Plant your seeds according to the package instructions. I like to cover the container with a sheet of clear plastic wrap until the seeds germinate. Keep them under a bright light, or near a window and away from drafts. Be sure to remove the plastic wrap once the seeds have sprouted, and water, or spritz, as needed.
When your seedlings are large enough to transplant, simply plant the entire seed starter in the garden to reduce transplant shock.