I’ve always been pretty terrible with plants and now I fear it has become a self-fulfilling prophesy. So in an effort to break my black thumb streak, I’m attempting to start portions of my garden from seed. I’m really quite worried.
I’ve heard a number of people and websites mention that you can use cardboard tubes as starter pots. What a great idea considering that you usually have a few available (I cut up a gift wrapping tube) and that you can just plant them directly in the ground. The tubes will provide just a little bit of extra warmth for your newly transplanted seedlings and help protect against those nasty buggers.
I really hope these work and if not, I’ll be back here in a couple weeks lamenting how terrible I am with plants.
Comments & Reviews
Flickr: Green Wellies says
What an absolutely incredible idea to use as planters for seedlings! I am going to definitely copy this!
How clever, with the tubes! I ordered some peat pots for mine, but I might start holding onto these as well in case I need more. I think I’ll rig up a flourescent light in the basement and grow them there; last year they took up most of my counter space and I had to save them from the cat, who thinks they’re salad. What are you growing? I can get into my garden April 24! Oooh boy!
Flickr: bumblev says
I like that you can just pop them in the ground when they’re ready to transport too!
Want to exchange seedlings when they get bigger? I’ve got tomato, cucumber, lettuce, basil, squash, zucchini and strawberries 🙂
Would love to! But I should warn you, I really suck at gardening so it’s very likely they won’t grow.
Flickr: nicoleio says
Beings that I am a newby newb…can you you just plant the whole roll and all into a planter box one its ready? or do you have to take the plant out? THanks a million!
Flickr: elena-lu says
oh yes what a good idea!!!!!!!!!!! went to website for the full story and oh man this is soooo awesome very good!!!
Hi, I’m an admin for a group called crafty thrifty frugal, and we’d love to have this added to the group!
Flickr: Fransois says
Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Les petits bonheurs / Little happinesses, and we’d love to have this added to the group!