I love starting my seedling inside in the spring. I always start in late February or early March, even though the plants cannot be put outside until late May. For that reason, I often use yogurt cups, so there is plenty of room for the roots to develop.
What you need for this project:
10 oz. empty salad container, washed by hand (these are often made of cornstarch and melt in the dishwasher.
6 empty yogurt cups per salad container, washed (these are rugged enough to be put in the dishwasher when you have extra room)
hammer and 1 nail
With the hammer and nail, make two holes in the bottom of each yogurt cup. Do not worry if you create a crack in the process; it will still work.
Scoop dirt into the yogurt cups. If you can’t find a shovel, you can create a scoop from a milk jug.
Add seeds, water, and put the lids on until the seedlings have emerged:
I did not put the lettuce in yogurt cups. I put dirt directly into the salad container, because the lettuces will be put out earlier than the other plants, so they don’t need as much room for root development.
Have you found ways to repurpose and reuse items items in your garden?
This post has been linked to Works For Me Wednesday.