Tutorial submitted by LilFishStudios
Hereâ€™s a quick and easy way to get a jump on your spring planting by using a common household item, the empty toilet paper tube.
What youâ€™ll need:
Empty toilet paper tubes
Seeds or cuttings
A tray or lid to hold your plantings
Once the tubes are filled with dirt and watered, the weight will keep the tube closed, so thereâ€™s no need to tape it shut. Place your planters in a waterproof tray, plastic lid, etc. (I used the bottom of a cereal box lined with aluminum foil). Fill your planters with soil, plant your seed or cutting, and water well. Keep the dirt moist and in no time youâ€™ll have happy little sprouts. When itâ€™s time to plant them outside, you can either gingerly tear the tube away, or just open the bottom and plant the whole thing in the ground.