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Christina Caldwell 3/17/2016
Spring is the perfect time to get garden seeds started, but this shouldn't be an expensive task. Begin your flourishing garden with these seed starter ideas that you probably already have at home.
You might be growing vegetables so you will eat fewer cupcakes, but that doesn't render your cupcake tin useless! Line your cupcake tin as usual, then place your seeds. When you're ready to plant, the paper will biodegrade!
Ice Cream Cone
What a delectable idea! Ice cream cones are a biodegradable environment that will foster lush growth.
You won't be walking on eggshells around these seed starters! Crack the top of the egg, empty its contents (Better yet, eat it!) and add your seeds. Get the full instructions from Monica Potter Home.
Mini Newspaper Pots
What's the news? These newspaper pots, and eHow will show you exactly how to make them.
Ice Cube Tray
Keep all of your seedlings in one place with an ice cube tray. Drill holes in the bottom of each compartment and plant!
If you have a Keurig coffee machine, you know how many of those little plastic pods you can go through. Save the waste planting your seeds in them, as Fresh Eggs Daily describes. And you can even keep the coffee grounds!
Toilet Paper Roll
You've been recycling these for years, but have you thought about upcycling your toilet paper rolls? They make ideal seed starters with just a few alterations, as Garden Therapy proves.
The best part about these water bottle seed starters is that they're self-watering. What a great spring project for the kids! Blogger A Little Campy will show you how.
This is perhaps the most common way to start seeds in an eco-friendly way. As an alternative, blogger Tracing Terrior also uses bead boxes.
If you need more space for your seeds, cut out the side of a juice carton and get planting!
Hang cut-in-half milk jugs upside down for a chic and eco-friendly way to start your seeds.
You already squeezed that lemon into your favorite recipe. Why let the skin go to waste?
Watch 'Em Grow!
No matter which seed starter you choose, there's no need to go out and buy everything you need. You're already ready to garden. Just take a look around your home for inspiration!