Spending lots of money on gardening just does not make sense to me. Of course since I do not have lots of money to spend, not really a problem. This is my method of having seedling starter pots without having to spend hardly any money.
Step 1: Supplies & Tools
1. Toilet paper / paper towel cardboard tubes. ( How many you need will depend on the size of the pan, I needed 28)
2. Baking pan: This can be metal or glass. If you can find one at a sale for a few cents then that's even better. The one in the pictures was bought at a dollar shop. So I invested a whole dollar + tax so far.
3. Growth medium. If you have it then use a good, fine compost. If you do not have a medium you will have to buy one. Which costs more money. Or get creative (feel free to share your creative solution to getting soil)