Starting Seeds in Toilet Paper Rolls

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As part of my kids’ garden project, I’ve been collecting toilet paper rolls for a while now. I wanted them to be responsible for the whole growing process, from seed to harvest, and since some crops do better if started indoors, I wanted them to be able to participate in this part of growing as well.
I was looking for a fun way for us to start seeds indoors, something a bit more creative than filling a 72 cell flat with soil, and came up with the toilet paper method.

Now, after I’ve done a few of those little seeds starting pots, I have to say, if you are starting seeds indoors on a smaller scale, this is actually a nice and free (assuming you use toilet paper) solution.

The rolls are biodegradable, so you don’t have to take your young plant out of the pot to transplant it, you just plant the whole thing in your garden.
The rolls hold a nice amount of soil so you can grow your seeds to a good size, strong little plant before transplanting to the garden.

And there is more than one method you can use, actually, there are four different ways to use toilet paper rolls to start seeds, so you can choose the best way depending on what seeds you start.
You can use them as they are...
Or you can cut them in half and use them that way.

Click over to the blog to see the other two ways and to find more info on how to fill them, plant in them, and plant them in the garden.
Lee @ Lady Lee's Home
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  • Kathie Rains Kathie Rains on May 17, 2017
    How do you transfer it without the soil falling out of the bottom?

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