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10 Homemade Seed Starter Pots

Most garden centers sell all sorts of little pots, containers and kits that you can use to start seeds. Those work fine, but if you would like to start your seeds without running to the gardening supply store, there are several creative DIY seed pots that can be made from common household items!

10 Homemade Seed Starter Pots #gardening

Here is a list of 10 items you can repurpose for your seed-starting adventures! Some of these seed pots can be planted directly into the ground.

1. Toilet Paper Roll Seed Starters

Toilet Roll Seed Starter

Via: Gardening Clan

2. Seed Starting Pots From Newspaper

Seed Starting Pots From Newspaper

Via: Learning and Yearning





3. Start Seeds in Eggshells

Start Seeds in Eggshells

Via: Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

4. Use Hollowed-out Citrus Peels As Pots

Use Hollowed-out Citrus Peels As Pots

Via: My Roman Apartment

5. Egg Cartons Are Great for Starting Seeds

Egg Cartons Are Great for Starting Seeds

Via: Instructables

6. K-Cup Seed Starters

K-Cup seed starters

Via: Love the Country

7. Use Yogurt Cups as Seed Starters

Use yogurt cups as seed starters

Via: Austin Vegan Gardener

8. Use Milk Cartons to Start Seeds

Use milk cartons to start seeds

Via: Whiteley Creek

9. Make a Self-watering Seed Starter out of Plastic Bottles

Make a Self-watering Seed Starter out of Plastic Bottles

Via: Desperate Gardener

10. Upcycle an Ice Cube Tray into a Seed Starter

Upcycle an ice cube tray into a seed starter

Via: Silly Simple Living

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19 thoughts on “10 Homemade Seed Starter Pots”

  1. This was so helpful and safe on the planet and helps me teaches my daughter use things around us instead of buying non invirermental Thank you so much and can’t wait to see what other ideas you have from Robin & Hailey Conwell

  2. They are great ideas, thank you. In fact, I decided to grow my cherry tomatoes in 2L milk cartons 😊 it saves me a bit if money to buy less number of pots.

  3. Wonderful ideas…can’t wait to try all these out in my gardens … I will let everyone know how well it works …. K.w.

  4. The watering milk jug would be a great kid craft for a Mother’s day gift. Will make with our Grandson

  5. This year i saved my coffee cups from my latte treats. I plan to slice around the bottom about an inch up and plant the “collar” with the plant. Thought it might protect the seedling and funnel water to the roots.

    1. I wash my coffee cups from fast food restaurants, and punch drain holes in the bottom and add soil and use them to start seeds.
      Doug

  6. Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas.This article is very much helpful for the people who want to grow seedling at home.

  7. Other cheap varieties:
    – Used Dixie cups (~3-5 oz)
    – Fast food condiment (ketchup) cups
    – strips of wetted newspaper pressed onto styrofoam egg carton or ice tray as a mold (until it dries). Cut into individual seed pods or use as a whole.

  8. I have been using the clear bottle idea for years great way to teach my children to use what u have and grow.. seeds starters…😊😊

  9. I’ve been using party cups for seedlings ,then when they are big enough I take a few to church to give to the old people who only need one plant of silver beet or celery etc

  10. You can use the Kuerig filters on the bottom of your toilet rolls to keep the dirt in – works great.

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