Introduction: Can Planter/Seed Starter:
Cheap and easy seed starter pots.
You will need:
- Aluminum Can
- Double Wheel Can Opener
- Drill with Small Bit (Optional)
- Rubber Band
- Saran Wrap
- Tooth Pick
Step 1: Drink a Beverage:
Chose a beverage of your choice and enjoy out of an aluminium can. A can with some interesting graphics can add some fun to your planters.
Step 2: Top Removal 1:
Remove the top using a can opener similar to the one in the adjacent photo. I have found that a double wheel can opener works best. A double wheel can opener has a rotating cutting wheel and a serrated feeder wheel.
Step 3: Top Removal 2:
If cut properly the top can be removed leaving no sharp edges on the planter. Cut out section will have sharp edges. Please be cautious when removing.
Step 4: Drainage:
If you would like to add drainage to your planters drill a hole in the bottom. I use an 1/8 drill bit, but hole size is entirely up to you.
Step 5: Soil:
Fill with soil allowing approximately 1 inch gap from the top. Plant seeds to recommended depth for each species and water.
Step 6: Mini Greenhouse:
Place a small piece of Saran Wrap over the top and secure with a rubber band. Poke approximately five holes with a toothpick to allow the planter to breathe. Once your seedling has sprouted you can remove the Saran Wrap to allow the plant to grow. When transplanting use a pair of scissors to cut down the can thus allowing the soil puck to slide out. Recycle used can when done.
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