Milk Jug Seed Starters: This simple technique was developed for seeds that need to spend a winter outside before they will germinate, but it’s also a great method to start garden seeds in late winter if you don’t have indoor lights or a cold frame.
How To Start Seeds In Eggshells: Cute and Practical! -- Use egg shells as mini pots for seeds, then you replant them still in the shell which slowly biodegrades and gives lots of nutrients to the soil.
Winter-Sowing 101 BELIEVE IT OR NOT, you can start a summer garden in December and January, using a neat trick called “Winter-Sowing.” Winter-sowing is an outdoor method of seed germination (invented by Trudi Davidoff) which requires just two things: miniature greenhouses (made from recycled milk jugs) and Mother Nature. You can winter-sow your way to a beautiful garden, too…for pennies. Here’s how: