so this is my first instructable, so please be kind.

I do not like spending money on my garden, every plant we have in out garden is either from a cuttings or from seeds or plants we have been given.

i was finding that when planting seedlings they were either not growing or too many grew too close to each other and when i moved them they were panicking and dying on me.

so i came up with this solution.

its biodegradable and free (unless your buying the seeds) and it also works for tiny cuttings... oh and we are always in a constant supply of toilet rolls so i end up just collecting and then doing a heap at once. plus what's the point of throwing out something when you can use it to make something as cute as this.

so before you get started enjoy this pic of my little kitten sniffing a seedling...

happy gardening

Step 1: Step 1: tools of the trade.

things you will need:

-Toilet roll/ or paper towel roll


-Plastic container (used as a makeshift hot house)

-Dirt - I used dirt from the garden because I cant see the point in buying store bought soil or additives. it took me about two years to get out soil beautiful and perfect for plants this included sand, saw dust a lot of coffee grind which also helps to keep snails away especially if used as topsoil and nice big worms dug up from my dads yard.

I knew there was a reason I was saving all my toilet paper rolls
<p>Nice idea!! Simple and useful! </p>
<p>I love this! I love growing unusual plants, or ones with a unique back story from seed or cuttings. Such as, from lots of visits to Disneyland and California Adventure, I have brought home lots of seeds that I need to plant. I also have Disneyland cactus and honeysuckle that I grew from cuttings. I usually start seeds together in a single container, but using your toilet roll seed starters, it will be much easier to start them in their own little individual containers. Great instructable and I love the Tuxedo cat!! I have one too named Cap'n Jack (he has a pirate beard). You can see him on Pinterest. http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=cap%27n%20jack%20cat</p>
<p> <br>I did these without the bottom folded. Just packed the dirt a bit and it stayed in place while they stood in a plastic container. <br></p>
<p>i did do that to begin with but because my partners a real clean freak so I have to keep folding the bottoms if I wanna keep the peace. thanks for checking out the intructable.</p><p>glad to hear other people recycle as much as possible too</p>
I love this! I have a giant garden and often my plants don't get along if they are too close. Like you, I too have an abundance of toilet paper rolls! This might be dangerous, I might sprout more than I can plant :)
<p>SUPER idea!! Am putting scissors in the bathroom today. This is a perfect project for those times when you're sitting and have nothing to do with your hands!!</p>
<p>glad you like the idea. thanks for the great feedback.</p>
<p>Awesome idea! And your cat is really cute :)</p>
<p>thanks :)</p>
You did great! And no matter what anyone says at least you made an instructable! Btw this is mah kitty... so... your move...
<p>ha, cute kitty, Charlie just likes to rip up anything paper like...</p><p>glad you liked my instructable. </p><p>just thought you might appreciate this photo of my doggie (Jessie) when I told her to smile for a photo while we were at the park.</p>
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