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Spring is here and we’re digging our garden seeds out of the frig to get them started so we’ll have little plants ready when the snow melts! I used to use those black garden nursery flats or peat pots to start my seeds in, but then one day I realized that just about any container with drainage would work so why not reuse containers that I would normally throw away?
You know, reduce, reuse, recycle!
If you’re creative and/or resourceful, the options are endless. You can use:
Milk or juice cartons
Since they don’t come with lids this is about the only good way I can think of to reuse them.
Rolled up newspaper
(avoid colored ink)
Paper or plastic cups
Clear plastic containers or deli trays
An Olive Oil Can
Or even the egg shells themselves!
Keep in mind that both egg cartons and eggshells are quite small. They work ok for starting tiny plants in, but the seedlings will definitely need to be transplanted very soon.
I don’t worry about the fact that they’re bottomless. The tubes are in containers which holds the dirt in the bottom. When the plant is big enough, I transplant the whole thing. It works great!
Do you start your own seeds indoors? Do you have a creative idea for seed starting containers? I’d love to hear about it.