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Monday, February 25, 2008

2 Great Seed Starting Helpers

OK - so it seems as though I've started almost all of my seeds way too early. The good thing is that I have more seeds so I'm not too concerned but the bad thing is that this means I'll be running out of my totally rockin coconut fiber pellets. Never fear! I've figured out a way to make some myself!

Here's a link to a video that shows how to make seed planting pots out of newspaper. I think I'll do this then fill them with coconut fiber that I supposedly can buy from the pet store. Check it out!

After having so much trouble with timing, Tina sent me the link to this great GrowGuide site where you can enter your frost dates along with today's date and the thing will tell you exactly what you should be doing THAT week including what to sow indoors, outdoors as well as what to harden off and what to transplant. This is really a life saver - thanks, Tina!

Well hey, I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I did it right the first time, right? Thank you for all your help readers! I appreciate you!


  1. Newpaper pots what a great ideal. I have heard of them but didn't know how to make one. Thanks for that link and the other one too. Although it says I shouldn't start any seeds indoors yet. I have. We will see how it turns out.
    BTW thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Gina - You seem to be learning more and more gardening info every day! To me, that's half the fun of gardening - and there is always so much to learn from others. Those newspaper pots are a great way to recycle some of that endless newspaper!

  3. KC - thanks for stopping by! I'll be anxious to hear how your seeds planted outside this site's guidelines do.

    alyssa - it sure can be frustraiting! Thanks for the the always encouraging comments.

  4. The down side to newspaper pots is that they dry out very quickly, thus needing more water than regular containers. But perhaps since coconut coir holds moisture well, it will compensate some for the paper.
    I add coconut to my container plants to help keep them from drying out so quickly.