Spring Sprouts: A Guide to Making Seed Starters
This activity comes to us from the educators at Prospect Park’s Lefferts Historic House. Check out the Lefferts at Home page for more.
In this activity, we will introduce you to several methods of making seed starters. These tiny pots are the perfect size for getting seeds germinated and most importantly they are all made of compostable materials so once your seeds have sprouted and the weather warms you can plant the whole thing, starter pot and all right in the ground or larger pot where it can grow to
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Activity: Making seed starters out of toilet paper tubes, eggshells, egg cartons, and paper
Instructions for paper tube seed starters
Step 1. Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut the tube in half making two smaller tubes. If using a paper towel tube cut it into quarters making four smaller tubes.
Instructions for eggshell seed starters
Making egg carton seed starters:
Instructions for paper seed starters