Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I planned to buy a tall, wire shelving unit for seed starting this year, but the shelves are $35. That's not a lot of money, but more than I want to pay. Thrifting is not always do-able with three small kids so that lead me to thinking about reusing what we have around the house.
This is a wire shelf that was never installed in one of the closets. It's propped up with four of my kids'
I save yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese containers throughout the year when I remember to keep them instead of recycle. The green leafy thing is a remaining celery end that sprouted in a bowl of water. We finally put it in dirt and I'm hoping it continues to grow.
I have been save plastic baggies to reuse over the tops of the yogurt containers to help retain moisture and warmth. I also saved all of our seed sprouting/planting containers from last year so that we can reuse them when/if the seedlings outgrow the yogurt containers.
The seeds seem to like the new setup because most of them have already sprouted.