The seeds of these delicate plants should therefore be planted at their permanent spot right away and when that's not possible, the best way is to start them in pots that will easily deteriorate in the ground - after being planted along with the seedling.
There's really no need to buy peat moss pots or alike - everyone has an abundance of materials to make these simple but practical seed-starters at home.
You will need:
- toilet paper roll
- coffee filter
- twisty tie or rubber band
It's the simplest craft ever - just secure coffee filter around the tube of bathroom tissue with rubber band or twisty tie. Paper coffee filter provides the bottom with proper drainage to the pot - and keeps soil in it.
And - guess what - you can even use already used coffee filter... :) Paper towel rolls can be used as well - by cutting them to the proper height.
The only thing left to do is filling our new pots with potting soil and placing them on a tray or somewhere secure to make sure they don't tip over easily. I used the recycled plastic box from baby wipes - after adding some drainage holes in it.
Now you have your new pots, made of recycled materials, ready to grow some new plant seeds. They are taller than usual planters and are therefore great for seeds that take longer to germinate, especially trees and such.
When the new plant is ready to be planted outside, remove the rubber band or twisty tie, cut the side of your carton planter and make sure it's all covered in soil.
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