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5 household items that make perfect seedling starters

Luckily, you likely already have the makings of a seedling starter at home. Plant your seeds in one of these easy DIY planters now, and then transport the resulting buds to your garden when the sun is out and shining.

1. Toilet paper rolls

Seedling starters can also prevent your garden from being overpopulated after planting too many viable seeds. These emptied toilet paper tubes with brown packing paper wrapped around them are sweet enough to gift to friends if too many sprouts start popping up.

Get the tutorial at Carolyn's Homework.

2. Ice cream cones

These biodegradable pots combine two of our favourite summer activities — eating ice cream and spending time in our gardens. Don't want to let good ice cream cones go to waste? Only use ones that have gone stale already.

Get the tutorial at Design Mom.

3. Ice cube trays

While you can't place this option right into your garden, it's a much cheaper solution to shop-bought seedling starters, plus you can reuse them year after year.

Get the tutorial at Mr Brown Thumb.

4. Newspaper

If you often let old newspapers gather dust in your foyer, this one's for you! Wrap your newspaper around a soup container to get the right shape, forming cups to hold seedlings.

Get the tutorial at Cottage Hill.

5. Herb pots

Before you turn any small, disposable pots into seedling starters, make sure they are clear of any of their original ingredients.

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