Thursday, March 26, 2009

Frugal Gardening Makes Me Happy

I've really become a simple girl. It used to be a morning starbucks, a new piece of jewelry or maybe the latest vacation that would make me giddy with excitement. Now? Well, how about a 20lb bag of fertilizer (that's poop for all you city folk) and some potting soil?

I'm getting ready to start my seeds indoors in the next few days. I was all out of recycled plastic pots to start my seeds in so I cruised the internet and found a way to use old newspaper for seedling pots.

So Exciting! (well, for me anyway)

And Free! (are you excited yet?)

So here's the instructions on how to make your own FREE seed starting pots.

How to Create Seed-Starting Pots From Newspapers -- powered by eHow.com

And here's some of my FREE finished pots. (wait, I said that already)


Gonna plant tomorrow.


***the recipe swap will go up later tonight***

16 comments:

Cassandra @ Tripping Around The Sun said...

Oh so excited!! I was gonna try to bum some cardboard egg cartons off neighbors or something..but this will work even better!! Where do people come up with these ideas!! :)

Vanessa said...

Great idea, My plan is to work on my seeds this weekend and get them going. So thanks for the tip!

Andy's Bethy said...

That is so cool! I will have to give those a try - seeds start next week, if all goes as planned. My five year old wants to know when his cucumbers will start growing, so I better get to work!

jdp said...

One year I saved nearly a years worth of toilet paper rolls, cut them in half, stood them on end crowded in a tote that we'd lost the lid for and dumped in the potting mix. We don't get the newspaper but I think I got the tp roll idea from the same place.

TX Doodler said...

Too cool! I'll try this out with some seedlings next week.

Thanks for the frugal gradening tip...your wealth of information is invaluable to me.

Cindy in Ferndale said...

thanks that was great...I will be making some of my own!!!

Megan said...

Love these pots, have used them for years. Grandma called them depression pots, we just called easy and cheap.

Erica said...

This is brillant. I've already got my spring veggies going but I'm definately using this to start my flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Okay, it is this kind of post that makes me love your blog so much! I nominated you for the Attitude of Gratitude award. You can check it out at http://thecoupongame.blogspot.com

Thanks for all you do!!

Chelle said...

So where did you get your free 20lb bag of fertilizer?

I'm new to gardening, but we are going to try to have one this year. This is a great tip and I have the newspaper already. :)

Jilann said...

This is great! I just planted some seeds in the little tiny Jiffy pots, but have some more in the next week or so that I wanted to put in pots. I've ALWAYS got newspaper and I love to find ways to use it. Thanks! I'm definitely doing this. Maybe even the kids would think it was a little fun?!

Nina T. said...

Awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing that! I'm gonna try it!

betterislittle said...

I am excited to try this!! We are a little late getting started due to weather and $$ but I'll try this! If you don't mind I'll blog about it too using the same video! So neat!

Anonymous said...

Thank You.

Me, Christy said...

This is genius. I am visiting this post again Next March!!

Candi said...

oh my word! that looks so easy and I can't wait to get started next year!!! thanks for all your great tips and links!