Are you ready to start some gardening despite whatever weather you’re experiencing? It’s seed starting time believe it or not! You don’t have to buy those little plastic pots or peat pots to start your seeds if you don’t want to. Save some money and use these ideas for great alternative seed starting containers.
I had to go to Home Depot today and they are putting out the spring bushes and trees here in Atlanta. I can’t wait to spend some time outside in the sun and warmth. I haven’t decided if I’m going to start any seeds inside this year or just buy seedlings since I have a lot of home reno projects that will start next month in preparation for listing our house.
Creative Seed Starting Containers
Fresh Eggs Daily® explains how to re-use your old K-cups to start seeds.
You could use milk or juice cartons to start your seeds. Basil & Amaranth has a great explanation of how to start your seeds in these types of containers.
Learn how to make these newspaper seed pots at HGTV. I used these last year and they worked very well.
Desperate Gardener show you how to repurpose old plastic bottles into these self-watering seed starting containers
Gardening Clan shows you how to repurpose toilet paper rolls into seed starting pots
Apartment Therapy explains how to plant seeds in eggshells.
365 Days of DIY shows you how to make these paper pulp seed cups.
Here’s a coffee filter seed tray from Instructables that you could try for starting seeds.
You could use an egg carton to start your seeds. See how at Spoonful
Mr. Brown Thumb shows you how to repurpose an ice cub tray for starting seeds.
You can basically use any container as long as it has some drainage. Yogurt containers, Styrofoam cups, cans, margarine tubs, dixie cups, muffin tins, avocado shells just to name a few. Whatever you use be sure it has been sanitized and use sterile potting soil. You can make your own sterile potting soil if you don’t want to buy any.
Beat those winter blahs by starting some seeds!