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Make an easy mini greenhouse from trash to raise seedlings.
A clear plastic berry box with a hinged lid will become the greenhouse.
Gather up three toilet paper cores.
Flatten in half, open, then flatten the other other way so that four edges are creased.
Cut along each of the four flattened edges about a quarter of the way up the tube.
Fold and unfold each segment, making good creases. This will make it easier to fold up the bottom
Fold in each flap, one over the other, as you would to close a cardboard carton.
The pots can be stored in the greenhouse until ready to be filled with soil.
Fill each pot with soil or potting mix. It is a good idea to do this over a sheet of paper, cardboard or plastic to catch the excess soil.
Plant a seed or two into each pot then place them in the greenhouse. Water each pot.
Close the top to keep the soil warm. Place the greenhouse in another plastic container without holes to catch the water and keep moist. Because the po...
The lid can be propped open on warm days.After the seedlings are big enough, transplant, pot and all. The roots will grow straight through the cardboa...
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Posted:Aug 3, 2009
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