This might just look like a basket full of recycling, but it’s really a few little “free” things to make seedling pots with. I’ve been saving little tubs and toilet paper and paper towel tubes and newspapers that come for free below my mailbox and I turn them into this:
I take the folded newspaper and cut it into four strips, about 6 inches wide.
Then I roll them up like this:
And tuck the bottom in like this:
And then I have this:
The really cool thing about this frugal little pot is that when I’m ready to plant the seedling, I can just stick the whole thing in the ground! How easy is that?
Filling the little pots up with dirt.
I’m sure children could be taught to do this! It’s so quick!
Since I didn’t want too many hot pepper plants, when I put them in the Animal Crackers Tub from Trader Joe’s, I bound them with a rubber band, to keep them organized.
This way I can keep track of my seeds without using up all my cute tags. I don’t need very many hot peppers! I started a few spinach here, and I’ll start some more in a week or two or three and then again after that so I can have a continuous spinach supply over the spring and summer.
My thermometer registered 75 today! You better believe we enjoyed that fantastic sunshine!
See their pink noses?