This year more than ever I am finding so many cheap and earth-friendly ways to start my seeds. Giving credit where credit is due, I get a lot of daily inspiration from Life on the Balcony.
Nothing that might be used as a container is getting thrown away in our house (husband sighs).
Our hen and chicks have gone crazy this year. I am planning on moving and separating a lot of the bigger plants. Here, I have used water bottle bottoms to root the baby succulents. I can sell them, or give them as living gifts!
Using a wooden box top, I have created a pretty little tabletop succulent display.
And, my personal favorite:
My Keurig Newman’s Organics K-Cups as seed starters! I have hated throwing those away, and have actually been cleaning and reusing them. Now they have a great new use!
Because they are shallow, I am beginning with some veggies that I plan on transplanting soon. I don’t even rinse the cups out, as I know the extra coffee grounds will nourish the starts. There’s a little pocket inside the cup that allows for excellent drainage, plus the little hole in the bottom that the machine puts there.
I am also drilling holes in old cups and vases I don’t want. Yes, Micah, your little plastic tumbler has been repurposed for a more useful life.
I hope you are inspired to use what’s around your house as planting containers and seed starters…
Your turn: What’s the most creative container you have made?