Seed Starting on a budget
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Today I will show you what to do so you will Never buy Seed starting containers again. Save money and save the environment. Recycle or DIY your way to starting seeds indoor for less.
Starting Seeds on a Budget.
Here are some tips for starting seeds indoors. These tips are items you probably have laying around your home right now.
It is seed starting time, this is when you can start your seeds indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost in your area. This is some thing I have been doing for more than 10 years now, and I love it.
- Use leftover plastic garden containers you previously bought flowers or vegetables in. Or you can save yours from this upcoming season to start seeds in. you can also get it from your garden center, all you have to do is ask and some garden centers will give you.
- yogurt containers are great for starting seeds, all you have to do is make a few holes at the bottom of the container for drainage.
- Solo Cups if you have parties/BBQ and other events that you use plastic or paper cups, you can use those cups to start seeds, all you have to do is make a few holes at the bottom of the container for drainage and fill the container with seed starting mix before planting your seeds.
- Egg cartons are a great way to start seeds indoors, just remember to make a few holes at the bottom of the egg carton for drainage.
Aluminum foil pans, you can recycle all your Aluminum foil pans from your last party or BBQ to start your seeds, instead of throwing the pans in the trash, just wash, rinse and store them for latter use for seed starting, all you have to do is make holes at the bottom of the pan and fill it with your seed starting mix and then plants your seeds.
You can even make a self watering seed starting tray with two pans read this post on how to make a self watering seed starting tray for more.
Use other available containers to start your seeds and like i said earlier make holes at the bottom for drainage.
You can also make your own seed starting pots or containers using news papers and cardboard.