Introduction: DIY Recycled Drink Can Seed Starters
Things you'll need
-Old Soda cans
-A Drill & bit
-Soil (I used soil especially for seed starting)
-Some sort of tray for drainage
-A marker for labeling
Step 1: Drilling
This was the most difficult part of this little project.
I highly recommend that drilling is done before the cans are cut because it's easier to hold onto, speaking from an experience including a tiny jump-scare-like mishap.
Note: If you're under age or have never used a drill before, you may wish to seek help from an adult or person with experience using tools.
Step 2: Cutting
Starting in the center of the can, cut around with a razor or knife enough to continue with scissors or wire cutters.
Next take the cutters and remove the jagged edges.
Discard the top half of the can and the shavings to recycle as you see fit.
Step 3: Now Tape It
Tape the edges to be sure to avoid injury. Especially when it comes time to plant your sprouts. #SafeOrSorry
Step 4: Label Appropriately
I found it easiest to write on the tape and then rip it off and place on the can. Don't be afraid to get creative!
Step 5: Add Dirt, Seeds, and Water
Add soil and follow sewing directions on seed package. And you're done! They were wide enough that I was able to start three sprouts in each can (I pressed three holes in the shape of a triangle into the dirt with a sharpie) Over all it took me around 10 mins to do three cans from start to finish.
Please if you have any questions, comments or improvements- let me know!
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