Friday, March 28, 2008

Frugal Friday Gardening


Being sick for a few weeks, I feel that I lost much of my garden prep time. When I started feeling more myself, it suddenly dawned on me that it was time to start planting early seeds and I had to hop to it!

This is our first year planting most things from seeds, so I didn't have any of the "equipment" ready to do so.

So I improvised. Using whatever little pot I'd kept from buying small plants in years past. But mine certainly doesn't looks very tidy, and it took a lot of dirt!

I wanted to give some seeds to a needy family that is starting in gardening this year, but they didn't have any little pots and absolutely no money to buy any.

I'd researched many different things that could be used, from egg cartons to toilet paper tubes, and then I found this:

A VIDEO THAT SHOWS YOU HOW TO MAKE SEEDLING CUPS FROM NOTHING BUT SOME NEWSPAPER AND A GLASS!

You end up with these little newspaper cups that are so perfect for your seeds. It was exactly what I was looking for. If it would only work.

Looks simple! So I tried it. And guess what?








It's as simple as it looks!

For more frugal ideas be sure to check out Crystal's Blog!

5 comments:

Michele said...

Wow- this looks like a great idea! :)
Blessings,
Michele :)

Niki said...

great post....i did this also this year!

:)

BarbaraLee said...

I would never thought of that. I have plenty of paper too.

Sharon said...

This is a great idea! I'll pass this idea along to my daughter. She's the green thumb in our family.
:)

Thank you for your birthday wishes! :)

Mrs. Gunning said...

OH my stars! I love that. I have a TON of newspaper too. Thank you for sharing!