Call me crazy, but I find that the plant starts I buy grown like crap and just don't produce as well as the ones I start from seed.... and I realize that we're just getting in to January, but really, here in Georgia, it get's warm quick. Spring will be here in about 2 months and I need to be ready. Heck, I probably should have my early spring seeds started already... ah well... better late than never, right?
I know there are so many great products on the market to start your seeds... mini indoor greenhouse trays... fancy containers... but why spend money when you don't have to? Trust me, the seeds don't care how fancy your set up it - they just want some warmth, some light, and a little TLC.
For the sake of keeping the house from looking like a junk yard, I thought about going for the cool new toilet paper roll set up... but, to be honest toilet paper rolls are a hot ticket item around here. It's a little ridiculous how excited the kids get when the roll runs out and they get to play with the tube. It would break their hearts if I tried to take them away and save them up just to fill them with dirt.
So, I gave my husband fair warning. I WILL BE RAIDING AND REVIEWING THE RECYCLE BIN CONTENTS EVERY DAY. Yup, I'm diggin' through our trash. Yogurt containers, milk jugs, 2 liters, sour cream cans, coffee cans... pretty much anything I can get my hands on that will hold dirt.
Three Cheers for Dirt and Happy Gardening!
A work in progress