Now, why have I decided to make my own seed pods instead of buying them at my local nursery? Cost. Buying seed pods from our local nursery can get very expensive depending on how many seeds we start each season and this season we are attempting to start everything we grow from seed!
All you need for this project is a few empty toilet paper rolls, some newspaper and some seed starting/potting soil.
First, cut your toilet paper rolls in half.
Next, tear your newspaper into 1-1 ½ inch strips.
Then, fold your newspaper strip in half and stick it into your toilet paper roll. This creates a bottom for your “pod”. The ends of the paper can sit upright along the sides of your toilet paper roll.
Next, pour in some of your soil and tamp it down a little (not too tightly, though)
Finally, plant your seed(s) in your new pod and place on a tray or a plate (it won’t be water tight) and water it gently. Then, place it on a window sill or under your grow lights. Check your pods daily and keep moist.
Since both the newspaper and the toilet paper roll will decompose, when it is time to up-pot or transplant your seedling you can simply plant the entire thing.
Linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways #20