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Monday, March 21, 2011

Seed Starter

DSCN5087If it’s still too cool outside but you want to get some seeds started for your garden, don’t go out and buy pots that you’ll only use for a month or two. Recycle and use milk jugs. Simply cut off the top portion, fill with dirt and plant your seeds. This should be plenty of room for your seeds to start growing until the weather warms up and you can plant them outside. Recycle and get plants out of it!

Ideally, a milk jug will also be enough room for one plant to grow and produce some yummy veggies for us apartment dwellers who have no land to call our own :). I plan to move some of the seeds when they get bigger and though it’s not the prettiest, I feel that my children will benefit more from learning about plants and where food comes from, than how much my pride will be hurt…

9 comments:

  1. What a great idea and also for the children to do as well. Introducing them to planting this way can make for a happy summer.

    CJ xx

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  2. Hi I am your newest follower from mondays blog hopp. I use this same idea for seeds but here in Norway we do not get plastic milk containers,ours are a waxed paper carton, but it works. Like your site and am looking forward to coming back.Hope you visit me too. Have a great week!

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  3. What a GREAT idea! We have a small basil plant that has overgrown the little cup my daughter planted it in. A plastic carton is the perfect size for her to move her little plant up to. Thanks for sharing.

    Following you back on GFC and twitter. :)

    Mickey
    A Helicopter Mom

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  4. Great idea. As the mom of 2 great boys(actually young men, now) I am visiting and following for the first time....from McHoppin Blog.
    Come visit: childhoodmyths.blogspot.com

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  5. Love your blog!
    Hiya! Newest follower from the Mom Blog Monday Hop-- please stop by and say hello! Would love if ya followed back!
    ♥cyn♥
    http://cyn-thenutshell.blogspot.com/

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  6. I remember doing this in science class! How could I have forgotten?

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by Emma's Lunch, you should definitely force your husband to speak to the kids in Spanish! :)

    I love this idea, I'm doing a spring theme with my daughter, so all the crafts and learning is spring related. I'm definitely planting some seeds with her soon.

    I'm your newest follower.

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  8. Great idea! I dropped the newspaper pot idea when I scored premade peat pots cheap at HD...we'll see...
    "I feel that my children will benefit more from learning about plants and where food comes from, than how much my pride will be hurt…"
    Too true! Smartypants' science journal has quite a few entries where the observation reads: "Dud" but the process is always fun.

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  9. Love this! I've not had good luck at all with seedlings in the past, but maybe I should try again...

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