Are you ready to start your garden, but the soil just isn’t quite warm enough? Try our idea for a frugal seedling starting station to get ready for spring planting!
In the past, I’ve tried the little pots and trays you can buy at the store, but I knew there had to be a more frugal method for starting seedlings. Then one day last fall, as I was starting to throw away an empty coffee container, it occurred to me that those plastic containers could be put to good use when I got that gardening urge! So I spent the winter gathering up empty containers, and set up my seedling starting station a couple of weeks ago. Not only did the containers turn out to be a great size to get several seedlings started, the lids came in handy on extra cold days and nights. By covering the containers with their own lid, a mini greenhouse effect was created to help the seeds germinate.
Here are pictures of my frugal seedling starting station, and the resulting seedlings. Now all I have to do is transfer these new plants to the garden as soon as it warms up, and my veggies will be on the way!