Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring is finally here.  Our nights are still below freezing some nights, but all in all things are warming up.  Nearly 60 degrees today, into the 70's by next week.  Soooo glad!

Daughter and I will be starting our seeds today.  I don't like to buy the same supplies year after year, so thanks to another blogger at Rural Revolution, I have borrowed her idea.

We've been saving the empty tubes from bathroom tissue.  Peel off as much of the paper remnants as you can.
Then fold the tube long-wise in half.  Turn it and fold again, so it is approximately a square shape.

Measure 2 1/4" all the way around.
Cut at this mark.  Your two halves should be just about the same size.
Mark the little pieces at one end 1/2" all the way around.

Now take your scissors and cut each corner up to the line ... do this just on one end.

Fold the four sides inward to form the bottom of a 'box'.

As seen here, these should form little boxes which we will be adding starter mix to and planting our little seeds in.  Not everything needs to be started indoors, so probably just a couple tomato plants, and maybe something like eggplant or peppers that need a little longer growing season than we usually have up here.  I will be posting pictures as time goes on and we can all see if my 'borrowed' experiment is working for us.


Sue W. said...

Good luck with this! These are started indoors, right? I've never had much luck starting seeds...I tried with wildflowers once. Now, there's no way I can tend to a garden. Even an indoor garden.
It's amazing how well you can "make do" with what you've got, when you have to, isn't it? Society, by and large, runs on creating need and then selling us a way to fill that need. It takes deprivation to realize - much like in The Matrix - there is no spoon. There is no lack.
Ah, I got philosophical today. Good luck with your plants and Hurray for Spring.

Sheryl at WovenDreamsFarm said...

I've not tried these before Sue, but it did seem like it might be a good thing for something that deteriorates anyway. No loss if it doesn't work.

I will let you know ;-)