February 15, 2016

Biodegradable seed starting pots

This quick video shows you how easy it is to make your own biodegradable seed-starting pots from materials you already have lying around the house!

Spring is typically the most expensive season for a gardener, with seeds, plants, tools, and other items to be purchased as you start your new garden for the year. If you’re starting some seeds indoors, you will also need things like planting containers, and possibly heat mats and lights.

You can cut down on what you will need to spend on your seed-starting materials by making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots! It’s very easy, and there are multiple things you can use to make these little pots from items you probably normally throw away, like newspapers, and toilet paper rolls. This is a great way to recycle common household items, as well as save money on seed-starting containers!

The biodegradable materials will decompose after you plant your seedlings out in the garden, providing nutrients and enriching your soil, while saving you time and money, and putting less stress on the little seedlings than plastic pots, which can disturb delicate roots when you remove the plants for planting.

Check out these 3 simple ideas for making your own biodegradable seed-starting pots:

 

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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