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Make Seed Starting Pots & Trays: {DIY}

Posted By Tipnut On January 7, 2011 @ 2:19 am In Garden & Plants,Green Thumb Projects | 2 Comments

mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com

mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com

Newspaper Pots [1]: Easy technique for rolling newspaper into pots.

Plastic Jugs [2]: Learn all about winter sowing with plastic milk or water jugs (they act as mini-greenhouses).

gardendesign.com

gardendesign.com

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mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com

DIY Ghetto Greenhouse [3]: Take 2 liter bottles and turn them into seed-starting powerhouses.

Biodegradable [4]: Save up your empty toilet paper rolls and transform them into biodegradable pots with a few clever snips and folds.

motherearthnews.com

motherearthnews.com

desperategardener.com

desperategardener.com

Self-Watering [5]: Made with 2 liter plastic bottles (smaller sizes will work too) that are sterilized then cut (in third) and reassembled with the neck down.

Soil Blocks [6]: Produces a growing medium that does not use a container and is easily transplanted in the garden.

madplanterllc.com

madplanterllc.com

Also check out 10 Seed-Starting Tips [7] from Fine Gardening, the article is a great reference that contains tips and plenty of resources, including:

  • Keep records to allow for better planning
  • Store seeds properly to maintain viability
  • Cover trays with plastic wrap to keep the moisture level constant
  • Keep them warm to encourage germination

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URLs in this post:

[1] Newspaper Pots: http://mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com/2007/03/seed-starting-pots-from-newspaper.html

[2] Plastic Jugs: http://www.gardendesign.com/seed-sowing-snow

[3] DIY Ghetto Greenhouse: http://mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com/2007/01/seed-starting-ghetto-greenhouse.html

[4] Biodegradable: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/2008-02-01/Biodegradable-Seed-starter-Pots.aspx

[5] Self-Watering: http://www.desperategardener.com/2011/03/creative-containers.html

[6] Soil Blocks: http://www.madplanterllc.com/id70.html

[7] 10 Seed-Starting Tips: http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/ten-seed-starting-tips.aspx

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