Here’s a way to start your garden seeds inside without having a big expense involved. Here in Michigan I have to start my seeds inside or they won’t have enough growing time.
I buy my organic, heirloom seeds online when they run a special and have everything ready to plant about 6 weeks before our last frost. Since I want my money to go toward seeds instead of peat pots and other things. I make my own on the cheap.
Save all your t.p., and paper-towel rolls.
1. Cut t.p. rolls in half making 2, and you will get 5 sections out of a paper-towel roll.
2. Cut an “X” in the bottom about 1″ up.
3. Fold flaps in like you would to secure a box top from opening.
4. Turn over and fill with seed starter and seeds of your choice.
(I have tried using potting soil, but it is just to heavy for the tiny seedling, you will get better results by using a seed starting mix.)
Water and watch them grow. (I use a spray bottle to water, the mist is just right and doesn’t damage the fragile seedling). So far the tomato plants are sprouting and I also have watermelon seeds planted. Can’t wait to get planting!!