I think it's safe to say that almost everyone has heard of Pinterest
now. It's such a fun site to go and browse. I've gained A LOT of
inspiration from some of the posts there, but sadly I usually forget to
apply them to my everyday life.
But THIS is an exception. Thanks to Pinterest I've found a cheaper way to plant, maintain, and establish my vegetable seedlings for our garden.
One day I read somewhere on Pinterest to try putting your seeds in used, washed out milk jugs (the link is now gone). Up until now, I've bought those ridiculously expensive (relatively speaking) indoor greenhouse kits that come a tray with little peet rounds for you to plant your seeds. Since money is tighter this year, I thought I'd give this Pinterest milk jug idea a try. So here's how I went about it...
First, I cut the milk jug in half.
Filled it with 1/3 garden soil mix.
Added my seeds according to their package instructions,
then duct taped the top of the milk jug's top back to its bottom.
On the outside I taped the seed packet as a label. (These also held extra seeds.)
So right now I'm a big fan of the "milk jug" seedling project. It's much more cost efficient AND my seedlings are doing well. Knock on wood. I can't wait to see if they'll come to full fruition!
Thank you, Pinterest. Because of you I may have a full garden this year at a much cheaper expense! hip hip hooray!