I don't know about the rest of you, but I am just about to bust at the seams waiting on seed starting time! I have been drooling over seed catalogs for about a month now, and get more catalogs everyday! Since Husband and I are trying to grow, harvest, and put up everything we would need during the winter, we have acquired an extra field for growing, and I could not be more excited! I hope I will still be saying that about June or July when I have sores on my hands, a bad back, sunburn, and bug bites!! I think its all worth it! Especially since we didn't have to buy any veggies this winter, we had all we needed here! Anyway, I thought I would share some of the things I use to start seeds in.
- News paper pots- there is an awesome video that tells you exactly how to do this on youtube, very easy! and a great way to recycle, when the plants are ready to plant in the ground, just pop them in news paper and all!
- Plastic containers lettuce comes in- If you buy lettuce or anything else for that matter in those wide plastic containers, just wash it, dry it, and poke holes in the bottom and sides, and presto! recycled plant pot! If you start sprouts or lettuce in these, most times you can just leave it in there and let it grow!
- Yogurt containers- I buy yogurt in big plastic containers, and I have been saving them, because this spring, I can poke holes in them, and start seeds, or grow herbs!
- Cardboard egg cartons- If you buy your eggs in cardboard cartons, save them, and fill the spaces with dirt, some people save the egg shells also and put the seeds in them, but if you want to just use the carton, use the space where the eggs were and when it comes time to plant, just cut each one off and plant the whole thing!
- Milk, soda, and water bottles- Just cut them in half and poke holes in them and you have pots!