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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Seed Starters

If you are thinking of planting a garden this year and are itching to get started, try using cardboard egg cartons as seed starters. Egg carton seed starters
I cut the lid off the cartons and put it inside a plastic bag. I then put the lid upside down under the base of the carton so any moisture would be kept from dripping everywhere.Add a bit of soil and some seeds to each egg section, water daily and wait for your little seeds to sprout!

When it’s time to transfer the plants outside, you can just break off each section and put it directly in the ground since the cardboard cartons are biodegradable. If you use Styrofoam egg cartons, just pull the soil gently out and plant it directly. I chose to tear a little hole in the bottom before doing so, but last year, my seeds did quite well and I will definitely be doing this again this year! The Styrofoam carton worked just fine…I just had to remove the soil/seedlings from the carton before planting.

1 comment:

  1. That's sounds like a great idea! I have always wanted a garden. It's so cold here. 4 to 8 inches of snow are forecasted for this week. Sigh. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!