Time to start saving containers for seedlings
- Yogurt containers
- Butter tubs
- Sour cream or dip containers
- Tin cans
- Plastic salad mix containers with attached lids — these are great to start seedlings in that are going to be transplanted to larger containers because the lid can be closed to work as a makeshift greenhouse
- Egg cartons
- Bottom of milk cartons — plastic or cardboard
- Bottom of 2-liter plastic soda or other beverage bottles — save the tops you cut off to place over smaller containers as makeshift greenhouses
- Toilet paper or paper towel cardboard, cut into three inch lengths
- Newspaper pots
- Plastic containers that mushrooms or other vegetables or fruits come in — the clear ones can be used as seedling pots or greenhouse lids
For some advice on when to start your seeds in your hodge podge of reused containers, Gardener’s Supply Company has some useful information.
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