Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Make your own seedling paper pots

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood

I can't begin to tell you how great it feels to get my hands back into the soil. Some people might think I'm crazy, but I love the smell and feel of dirt. I never wear gardening gloves, preferring to let my hands have direct contact with the soil. This year we will be making 2 new raised beds and adding 3 more whiskey barrels to our collection. I love having herbs and veggies growing all over the place. There is nothing more satisfying then picking something from your garden and eating it hours later. I think everyone should grow something they can eat. Even if you live in an apartment, you can buy a few pots and plant some herbs and veggies. I encourage everyone to plant something this year. It just wouldn't be summer without a garden for us.

We enjoyed highs near 60 this weekend, quite unusual for March in New England, so we took full advantage and spent most of the day working in the sunshine. We raked the entire yard which was full of sticks and branches, John and Mitch mended a fence post that blew down in a bad storms a few months back, and then it was time to plant seedlings for the garden.

Paper Pot

You can go and buy peat pots to start your seeds, or you can even use paper egg cartons but I thought it would be cool, and good for the environment to make some paper pots. I researched making them on online and finally settled on the method shown in this YouTube video.

It really was quite simple once you get the hang of it. Cute little paper pots that you can plant directly into the ground! Recycle! Plant something! Get your hands dirty! It'll be fun...trust me.

Paper Pot dirt


Miette said...

Very easy and so cute ! What a good idea !



preTzel said...

That is a great idea! We're planting raised veggie beds this year and now I know what to do to start my plants by seed early! Thanks!

Bunny said...

My hubby just asked me this morning when do people start to plant they're seeds. I forgot you could start them and then plant them. I have been drilling it into his head all winter that we need to plant a small garden, we have a small yard. I actually thought about buying large planters to grow tomatoes in. Now you have me excited about it! I've got aout 6 egg cartons in the fridge, I'm gonna use them to get them started. THank you Thank YOU!! I'm going to the store to get seeds!!

Susan @ SGCC said...

What a great idea! No excuse for me to procrastinate anymore! ;)

Anonymous said...

hat is adorable!

Anonymous said...

"That" is adorable.

Thistlebrooms said...

How Great...I would really love to know who actually sat down one day and figured out ALL the folds to make these Paper Pots!!!
Thanks for sharing...