Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE DIRT: Brown Paper Seedling Pots {tomato plants}

Brown Paper  Seedling Pots via homework | This year I planted tomato seeds instead of buying mature plants. I was so surprised how many seedlings I got. So many in fact, I needed to thin them out and I didn’t have the heart to throw away the smaller plants.

Brown Paper  Seedling Pots via homework | I decided to put the tiny seedlings into paper towel tubes but needed something to hold the dirt from spilling out the bottom.

Brown Paper  Seedling Pots via homework | This brown paper packing paper was perfect. A torn off piece wrapped around the tube and tied with string.

Brown Paper  Seedling Pots via homework | Sweet little brown paper packages tied up with string. Now they’re perfect to give away to friends and none of the seedlings will go to waste.

Brown Paper  Seedling Pots via homework | Since the tubes are so small, they plants need to be misted a few times a day. I didn’t have any pebbles so I used some sea glass and set them in a flat dish until I deliver them.

Brown Paper  Seedling Pots via homework | It’s starting to get really warm here, so these guys will need to be gifted and planted soon. The nice thing about this packaging is that they can just be planted as is. The tube, wrapping and string will all eventually compost. The paper is fairly thin and should break apart quickly. The tube will take longer but will protect the little roots until it does.

Brown Paper  Seedling Pots via homework | Hooray for going green.

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  1. I had to pin this just because it's so beautiful in that paper wrapping! Great idea.

  2. Well you're a genius Carolyn - what a fabulous idea - especially that they can be planted paper and all - definitely pinning this!
    Thanks for sharing

  3. These sweet little brown bags are perfect for the garden, Carolyn! Thanks for sharing this 'green' technique. Pinned :)

  4. What a cute and great idea…love it…pinned!

  5. What a great idea Carolyn! thank you for sharing this.

  6. That brown paper wrapping makes these just perfect! Love them! I'd love for you to come link these up at my Skip The Housework Party!

  7. What a nice idea and I love your photos!

  8. What a great idea! So pretty and practical too. I'm featuring them tomorrow in my Friday Features from this week's Inspire Me Monday party. Thanks for linking up.

  9. This is a clever idea. I have some extra seedlings that I need to plant. I am going to try this.
    Thanks for sharing,

  10. Oh my, these are too cute. Our grade 3 class has a plant sale and wouldn't they be just the gift for Mothers day?

  11. Awesome project – quick, easy and fun. I’d love for you to link it up at our party – The Creative Challenge. This month we are featuring projects made from toilet paper rolls. Hope to see you there. Best Wishes, Darlene

  12. I love this!! I'm going to use the idea for a children's library program here in Los Angeles County to celebrate Earth Day in a few weeks. Thanks so much for sharing!!! Would you mind if I used one of your photos for our library promotion? I would credit you, of course... :)

    1. Sorry for the delayed response. Please email me at for photo consideration. Thank you so much.


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