Last weekend I got busy with my Pot Maker (no not THAT kind) and made a lot of little plant pots out of old EOS magazines. This, like origami, is another great way to multi-task while watching netflix.
|These run about $13 – $19, but I use this every year to reuse old papers and I don’t have to buy those expensive peat pots or plastic pop-out trays.|
So my idea was to use a plastic storage container, the type that fits under a bed, as a mini-greenhouse/cold frame for my seedlings I made enough paper pots to fill the lid and easily get the bottom up without toppling them over. I filled these with some organic potting soil I found at the local discount store last season. Then I chose some seeds, according to what should be started indoors at this time of the year on Cape Cod. I chose to start with tomatoes, tomatillos, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choi, celery and collards. I get the majority of my seed from the Sustainable Seed Company.
Under the grow lights they go. I found these LED growlights on Amazon. They don’t get to hot, so they are safe to set on top of the container and they provide just a little heat and plenty of light.
This just in: Seedling Update!
|Little seeds sprouting after less than 3 days in my hot house.|