Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Biodegradable Seed Starter Container

Biodegradable Seed Starter Container

There are many different reasons to start growing plants from seeds.  Whether your planning on growing vegetables or flowers or other types of plants, one thing that is for certain, you want to start off giving your seeds the best possible start.  So why not make that start eco-friendly?

Cardboard egg cartons are a perfect seed starter (just make sure that they're not the styrofoam kind).

Why use Egg Cartons?

-They are plant sized cells.  There's no measuring or messy work.  Perfect size for 2-3 seeds each.

-Holds moisture.  Don't over water.  Give indirect water by misting.  By touch you'll know if its dry.

-Easy to separate when the exciting time comes to transplant your seedlings into the garden or pot.  Simply tear or cut apart the individual pods and plant into the soil.

-FREE!  The best part, it's FREE!  After you're eggs are gone, you are now left with an egg carton.

So there you have it.  A free, biodegradable seed starter.  

Here's another tip.

When using the cardboard cartons, I'd recommend using an old baking tray, ex:cookie sheet to be placed under the egg cartons to contain excess water and soil.  The baking tray also gives stability when moving the egg carton pods to be planted.

A Final Thought.

With choosing to go with a cardboard egg carton, your doing the earth a favor while doing yourself multiple favors. 

All you have to do is buy eggs that come in a cardboard carton and then save them.  I simply store mine in my basement until it comes time to start my seeds.

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