10 Free Resources For Garden DIY & Upcycling Inspiration
Seed starter, biodegradable. Cut a toilet paper tube or a paper towel tube, then make 3 or four incisions about an inch long in the bottom. Fold over each other. Plant the seed. When sprouted, simply plant. Newspaper works great too! Just roll it up around a small cup or can and tuck excess inside the cup to make bottom, then pull cup out! Presto!
Cut strips of newspaper and 'glue' seeds at the correct distance apart using a mixture of flour and water. Once dry, plant directly in your garden and cover with soil and water. Great for small seeds like carrots and lettuce. Kids love it!
Bags of potting soil, poke holes in the bottom for drainage. Lay on flat surface that doesn't get too hot. Elevating them keeps the rabbits from nibbling. Cut the top out leaving about a 4" border to contain the dirt. Sprinkle seeds and keep moist. Perfect for lettuce, spinach and radishes. (or starting larger seedling)
Got Pallets? Hate weeding? Dont feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! You can also place your pallet on the ground in a rocky location rather than a grassy area, this way you will not need the garden cloth to stop the weeds and grass comin through! Courtesy of Backyard Diva (on Facebook)