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NUTRITIONS FOR PLANTS

Nowadays, eco-value papers have rising importance in terms of design value and possibilities. Even residue, plant waste or fruits can be recycled or used to create papers and these inspires me to come up with a paper for plants. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN

 

Black plastic gardening bags is being commonly used for repotting small plants or sprouts in order to provide sufficient protection. However, there are some issues about it.

PAPER CRADLE

A temporarily plant pot for seed, in which it can provide sufficient nutrients for 2-3 weeks. To extend its life, simply insert the seed into the soil or pot. The paper cradle can be biodegradable along the growing process, thus simplifies the gardening steps.

major source of calcium

essential for the plant development of strong cell walls

major source of potassium

aids in moisture retention and weed repression

give plants green color

major source of nitrogen

vital for overall plant health

egg shell

tea leaves

coffee grounds

Source: Google Image

Plastic bags are difficult to be decomposed after use

For temporary usage only

Require some effort to transfer the plant from the plastic bag to the soil

TESTING PROCESS 2

Into the water

PAPER VITAMINS

 

Making use of domestic kitchen waste as the source of materials for plant nutrients, such as egg shell, tea leaves and coffee grounds. Mixed together with newspaper, they become the vitamins for plants.

TESTING PROCESS 1

Comparison with cotton pad