I've been saving up my toilet paper rolls ALL WINTER. Last week, I proudly harvested them from the bathroom cupboard, sliced them all in half, and used them to start my garden.
10 ways to make seed starters:
- Tear up strips of newspaper
- Using water, mold them into cuplets
Drier alternative: Simply roll thin, narrow tubes of paper, tape lightly, pack in a container.
Save eggshells (difficult, but psosible!), wash them, and pack lightly with soil before inseminating.
(Psst: you could also use these to built a little succulent garden.)
Think about containers you go through quite a bit! Could you wash them and use them one more time (or a BUNCH more times!) before recycling?
Yogurt! (Topped with a baby food jar.)
Egg cartons! As is, they're the perfect spacing for many vegetable seeds.
Prescription bottles (plus a moist paper towel).
I did this last year; citrus rinds are really fun. More work, but FUN WORK!
Halved soda bottles have the advantage of being easy to label (once again this year I forgot to plan for waterproof labeling)…
…As do your kids' sucked-dry Capri Sun containers.
What's your best seed starting trick?