This past weekend was glorious and truly gave me the itch to get my hands dirty and thoughts of gardening filled my head. So glad I spent all day Saturday out in the sun, since Sunday the weather turned and we had snow and ice that continued into Monday. My seeds have been sitting on my kitchen counter reminding me daily as I walked by them. Each weekend I had good intentions to get some seeds started, but the weekend would fly by and that item seemed to never get crossed off my “to-do” list.
After cleaning out the carport and moving items from the area in the basement where a bathroom will soon be started – the sun was shining and my seeds were calling. Out came the organic soil, the cow pots, Popsicle sticks (markers) and the seeds. Sorting through the seeds – I set aside all the seeds that needed to get started – I filled the cow pots, place my seeds, covered and marked. I used up all my cow pots, but still had seeds to plants! Most years I make pots out of newspaper, but I was out of newspaper (since I use that daily to start our fires) – so what was I to do? I save all my toilet paper rolls and thought there has to be a way to use these. After some trial and error – I had figured out how to make seed starter pots out of toilet paper rolls!
Toilet Paper Roll Seed Started Pots
Toilet paper rolls
1. Cut 4 slits on one end of the toilet paper roll. Make slits opposite one another and of equal distance.
2. Fold the cuts like you were closing a box, each cut piece over one cut and over the other.
3. Fill 1/2 – 3/4 with dirt, press down to compact but not to tightly. Place your seed, cover, mark and water.
NOTE: After water a few of the toilet paper rolls start to un-do (where the seem is) – I ust used a stapler and stapled closed.