Seed starting in recycled materials

I love taking old stuff and making something new with it. For this project I took old strawberry clamshells and made little greenhouses with them. It’s a great way to start seeds inside for transplant later.

I start with some pea gravel, soil, the clamshell and an egg flat.

The egg flat is what your clamshell will sit on while inside. It helps to catch any dirt that may leak out.

Place the clamshell on the egg flat. Then add a thin layer of pea gravel to the container.

Then add a layer of soil on top of the pea gravel. Leave a small amount of room at the top.

Add your seeds. We grew squash and bell peppers in our first two containers.

Mist with water every day and keep the lids closed. When the plants need more room simply place them in your garden or bigger pots.

It’s a great way to reuse some old containers and to let your kids watch some plants grow.

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