Seed starting doesn’t have to be complicated or cost a lot of money. Seeds are cheap and with a quality seed starting soil you’ve got all you need, well almost. Seed trays are invaluable, and I’ve already put many to use this spring. Still no matter how many I stockpile through winter, I always seem to run out. That’s why around my window you’ll see recycled muffin trays growing thyme, or a plastic cake tray growing cilantro. I like to employ as many items from my recycling bin as I can.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Starting seeds in recycled toilet paper rolls couldn’t be simpler. I gave them a quick trim, so they fit well under the lid of my mini greenhouse (cake trays also work well) and four snips to what will be the bottom of the seed starter. That will make 4 tabs. Finally fold down the tabs and voila! It’s ready for starter soil.
It is just that easy. The hardest part of this project was wrestling down my craft obsessed kids to score the tp rolls. In fact I had to keep them hidden while I collected them, least they become paper necklaces or tunnels or whatever else they were dreaming up.