Many of us try to avoid single-use plastic bottles as a general rule, but sometimes drinking from one is unavoidable. When it’s empty, you can either toss the bottle in the recycling bin . . . or use it to start seedlings by creating a fantastic reusable seed-sprouting container!
Here’s how to get started:
Start with clean water, soda, or other plastic bottles or milk cartons. Friends, family, and organizations will be happy to save them for you all year just for asking.
Step #1: Cut a plastic bottle in half.
Step #2: Cut an “X” in the lid for drainage.
Step #3: Invert the top half, and fill it with soil.
Step #4: Place the inverted top inside the bottom half.
Step #5: Plant your seed and water the soil.
Seeders can be grouped in shallow boxes or trays, and—perhaps best of all—you can reuse the seeders again and again!
This article was submitted by Donna Lucy as an entry in The Grow Network’s Spring 2015 Writing Contest. It was originally published on May 23, 2015. The author may not currently be available to respond to comments, however we encourage our Community members to chime in to share their experiences and answer questions!
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