Compliments of University of Maryland Extension – Allegany & Garrett Counties
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS:
(Any size of newspaper can be used)
Step 1: Cut your newspaper in half
Step 2: Fold the newspaper in half (top to bottom)
Step 3: Fold newspaper in half (left side over the right – like a book)
Step 4: Unfold and use a marker to trace the center line on both sides of the paper (Always keep the folded side of the newspaper towards your stomach.)
Step 5: Fold the bottom right corner up to the center line, then fold the bottom left corner up to the center line.
Step 6: Fold the top of the front side of the newspaper down the top of the part that was folded up in the last step.
Step 7: Fold the front flap down one more time.
Then flip the entire piece of newspaper over. (Keep the point toward your stomach)
Step 8: Fold the right hand side of the newspaper into the center line, then fold the left hand side into the center line. (Similar to shutters on a window)
Step 9: Fold the top of the newspaper to the top of the “shutters”. Then fold it down one more time and tuck it into the “shutters”.
Step 10: Fold the point up to the top of the container and then unfold. This fold line will become the bottom of the container when completed.
|The rest of these folds are just to help the container open up easier. Fold them and then unfold.|
Step 11: Fold the point up to the left bottom corner. Then unfold.
Step 12: Fold the point up to the right corner, then unfold.
Step 13: Open up the container, fill with growing media, and plant your seeds!
Step 14: Enjoy!