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Upcycled Seed Starters (3 Ways)

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Welcome to Keep Calm & Nature On!

This is where we share different things you can do to maintain your nature connection.

Materials Needed:

Any of the following upcycled materials:

  • Empty toilet paper tubes
  • Eggshells
  • Egg cartons

A flat, shallow, upcycled or reusable tray (takeout container, plastic lid, etc.)

Scissors

Soil

Seeds

Instructions:

Empty toilet paper tubes:

  • Cut the bottom of the toilet paper tube 3-4 times spaced evenly, with each cut about 4cm in length
  • Fold cut sections in to close off the bottom of the tube
  • Make sure they can stand up, place them on a flat (upcycled or reusable) tray such as a take out container or any shallow container that will not leak
  • You may want to secure the tubes together with an elastic band so they don’t fall over
  • Fill with soil and add seeds according to planting instructions

Eggshells:

  • When breaking eggs for seed starters, make sure to break shells in half as neatly as possible (but they don’t have to be perfect!)
  • Rinse out eggshell halves thoroughly
  • Place eggshell halves in a section of egg carton to keep upright, then place egg carton in upcycled or reusable leak-proof tray
  • Fill with soil and add seeds according to planting instructions
  • Cut out a section of the carton based on how many seed starters you want to make
  • Place carton section on flat, upcycled or reuseable, leak-proof tray
  • Fill with soil and add seeds according to planting instructions
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