I learned how to do gardening organically from my Grandmother and Garden_Crafts are a part of that. I have learned new things during the years, tried things that didn’t work and some things that did.
My garden in designed to give me fresh vegetable during the summer, canning extra vegetables for use in the winter and selling some at a Farmers Market to make extra money and pay for my garden so I am essentially spending no money for my food. I am add Garden_Crafts to my market as well.
During the year I wished I would have planted other things and then at Christmas was wishing for some potpourri to make my house smell good but of course all those ingredients are expensive and most are very economical to grow.
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I am starting my vegetable early so I will need seedling pots, which is kind of like a small container garden. I make organic seedling pots for growing my vegetable starts. These seedling pots supply organic fertilizer to the plants as they decay.
Here are the instructions for making the Garden_Crafts seedling pots:
MATERIALS:Paper towel or toilet paper tubes
Container that will not leak liquid, preferable an outside container
|Divide the paper towel rolls or toilet paper tubes into equal parts, mine are 2 inches long.|
I use a ruler with a pencil held at the 2 inch mark and then rotate the paper tube around against the pencil, with the end of the tube remaining at the end of the ruler.
Make a hole in the paper tube with a scissors and cut around at the mark.
|Place the cut tubes into a container that will hold water. I use an outdoor container that later will have other annual plants. Use something you can move easily outdoors after the seedling have sprouted.|
Fill the cut tube with potting soil. Use potting soil that does not container fertilizer, I usually find my at the Dollar Store type outlets. The potting soil with fertilizer is formulated for flowers and will not supply your vegetables with the right kind of nutrients and if you want to organic garden the commercial fertilizer defeats the purpose.
Add your seeds based on the instructions on the back of your packages. Keep moist.
|Yogurt cups could also be used for containers. They will not break down organically but they are great to use instead of buying plastic containers. Poke holes in the bottom and place in containers just like the card board ones.|
For additional information on how to plant these once the plants are ready for the garden visit The How to Organic Gardening/Garden_Crafts blog.
To see a video on how to make these: How to Organic Vegetable planters