1. Reuse yogurt cups or other small cup-shaped containers by turning them into mini-pots.
2. Reuse a plastic bottle or jug by converting it into a smooth-spraying watering jug.
3. Start a small urban garden.
Step 1: Gathering Materials
-Clean containers: yogurt cups, old coffee cups, water bottles cut in half, etc.
-tray (my yogurt came with an additional tray)
-1/8" Screw or nail (one as big as you can find)
-A source of heat (our gas stove worked great, but a lighter might suffice)
You will need these materials for the watering bottle:
-Empty bottle or jug
-One push pin
Step 2: Convert Garbage to Seedling Planter
All you have to do is put holes in the bottom. To do this I grabbed a pair of pliers, heated a nail and used it to poke 4-6 holes in the bottom of the containers. Even though this process doesn't seem to create fumes, you should always turn a fan on whenever you apply heat to plastic, or find a way to do it outdoors.
If you are using a waxed paper cup, like an old coffee cup you can simply pierce the nail through the bottom, no heat is necessary.
I also trimmed the edges of mine to make them look nicer, but this isn't necessary. These yogurt containers came in a fitted plastic tray, but it doesn't matter if you don't have that. A shallow cardboard box would do, like the lid of a shoebox or the cardboard tray kind pop cans are sometimes shipped in.
Step 3: Prepare Watering Bottle
It's extremely simple; just find a small pin and stick holes in the top of a plastic container like a pop bottle or juice container. Something without a handle will be easier to use.
Step 4: Plant and Water Seeds
Step 5: Watch 'em Grow
You can put holes in other larger plastic containers, but don't use one too big. When you transplant try to find a container that is only a little bit bigger than the previous ones so you don't shock the plants root system by giving them too much space. See the second picture to compare the pot sizes.
Keep watering and hopefully your plants will be flowering in no time.