DIY Seed Starting Kit

February 10, 2009 at 4:30 am 3 comments

cheap and easy seed strating with recycled materials
turn a salad container into salad with this DIY setup

In the spirit of precycling and saving money, be resourceful this year and make your own seed starting kit. It’s actually so easy, I can’t believe I haven’t started doing this sooner. Just take a large plastic salad container, and place smaller grow containers inside. (I save the ones I get from nurseries—you can use cut up egg cartons with a small hole in the bottom of each cell as well.) When you put the plastic top on, it creates a mini greenhouse, and the water reserve self waters the seedlings from the bottom, so they are low maintenance as well.


After the seeds sprout, take the lid off and voila! An easy, diy seed starting set that costs nothing. I’m used these to start my Falltime Leeks and Red Cipollini Onions today and will post pics as they grow.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. potagergardengirl  |  February 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    ingenius love it! I should do this with my kids for their garden plants…they’d love it..thx!

  • 2. growindie  |  February 14, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Definitely, send pics and I’ll post them!

  • 3. DIY Mini-Greenhouse «  |  March 7, 2009 at 4:21 am

    […] another, do-it-yourself seed starting setup that self waters, creates a cozy greenhouse to start seedlings, and is super easy to make. All you […]

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