Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Recycling in the garden



Don't throw away those toilet paper or paper towel rolls!

This has got to be one of the best ideas I've seen for recycling items for starting seedlings.  My favorite is egg cartons!


How to make it:

1. Using scissors, cut six to eight small slits in the end of your toilet paper roll (if using a paper towel roll, cut the roll into three pieces before beginning this step).

2. Fold the strips down so they overlap.

3. Fill carefully with wet soil, and set in a baking sheet.

4. Plant one seed per roll. After germination, just plant the whole thing in your garden! If you don’t mind transplanting your seedlings, you can use all kinds of recyclables for germination: Takeout containers, plastic cups, soda bottles and shoe boxes – just to name a few.

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