Containers for Seeds: Great tip!

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Containers for Seeds

By flaflwrgrl
February 9, 2012

I save & use containers like this to start seeds in. They are deep enough, they have drain holes in the bottom and vent holes in the top, the top snaps shut, and when the seedlings get large enough, you can leave the top open so they can grow higher. I use a single layer of a piece of paper towel in the bottom to keep the soil from going out the drain holes. By the time it's time to transplant the seedlings, the paper towel has broken down into almost nothing. AND you can write the name & date right on the top with a magic marker!

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 8, 2012 7:05 PM CST
Great tip for recycling that container ... and what better use than for sowing seeds! Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Feb 8, 2012 8:02 PM CST
I love these, but I wind up planting seeds like mad without any plan for where I'll plant the new stuff!
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 8, 2012 8:12 PM CST
Thanks Lin & Sandi. I also like that if they tip over you don't get soil spilling all over the place.

Sandi ~~~ I do the same thing. Seedlings everywhere & not a plan in sight. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 8, 2012 8:20 PM CST
I believe you are an enabler!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 8, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Green Grin! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 12, 2014 10:31 AM CST
Thanks for the tip Ann!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 12, 2014 12:15 PM CST
YVW Susan!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2014 11:49 AM CST
I have started using these wonder dual purpose containers. I find them wonderful for seed starting. Great tip Ann. Thumbs up
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 7, 2014 12:50 PM CST
Thanks Lynn! I'm glad you're finding them useful.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2014 12:57 PM CST
And they are so easy to move around when you need to.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 7, 2014 5:27 PM CST
I agree
And as long as the lid is snapped shut the squirrels can't dig in them. I will leave the lids open for the day & shut them at night. Those squirrels rise early so they can't get to them until I open them which I make sure to do after "high squirrel time". Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2014 5:35 PM CST
I know what you mean about the squirrels, and we also have a problem with Blue Jays.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 7, 2014 5:42 PM CST
Really? Wow, I never heard of them messing with seedlings.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2014 5:57 PM CST
They pull up seedlings, rearrange young plants and gravel.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 7, 2014 6:41 PM CST
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I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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