DIY Seed Starter Pots

Reader Contribution by Mike Lieberman

It might be the middle of the summer, but you should start thinking about getting your fall garden ready.

If you don’t have much space, to plant everything outdoors, then you can certainly start your seeds indoors.

Here are some DIY seed starter pots that you can make with items you have lying around your house.

Plastic Strawberry Carton 

What makes these great is that you can use them year after year.

To make them, you line the container with some newspaper, then add your soil and seeds. When the seedling is ready to be put into your garden, you plant the entire carton. It will lessen the shock for the plant.

Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Rolls 

The benefits of using toilet paper rolls are that they are free and that they too can be put directly into the soil. The cardboard will eventually biodegrade into the soil.

Newspaper Seed Starter Pots 

This is another method that won’t cost you anything and the newspaper will biodegrade into your garden.