Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Our favorite recycled seedling containers

If you're ready to start your garden seedlings indoors, there is no better time than the present. We love the idea of recycling things you already have for seedling containers, so here is a short list of our favorites.

Image and tutorial found here
Yogurt Cups
Let's face it, these cups are plentiful in most households, and they make good starter cups for seedlings. The only word of caution we give is that these cups are a little small for a mature root system, so you may have to transplant them a little sooner than other containers.

Image and tutorial found here
Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Rolls & Plastic Containers
Staying with things that are probably common in your home, there isn't anything more common than toilet paper rolls. This tutorial works with any cardboard roll, and a plastic container, like one for a grocery store rotisserie chicken or salad.

Image and guide found here

Egg Cartons
Egg cartons are great for seedlings, especially cardboard ones. With these cartons you can plant them directly into the ground, as the cardboard will biodegrade directly into your soil.

Image found here, tutorial found here

Newspaper pots have the same advantages of egg cartons, in that you can plant them directly into the ground. They also can look very interesting depending on what section of the paper you use!

These are our favorites- what are yours? Share them in the comments!

No comments:

Post a Comment