Repurpose Yogurt Cups into Small Plant Pots

Posted by @donnabking on
Save a few bucks, and do yourself and the landfill a favor. Save that yogurt cup. Instead of spending your hard earned cash on small single plant sized pots, just make a simple alteration and you are good to go.

Repurpose that plastic yogurt cup. Don't throw it away. Wash it out and save it. I take a nail, and holding it firmly with a pair of needle-nosed pliers, I hold the nail in the flame of my gas cookstove until it is red hot. Then, with the clean cup turned upside down, I poke several drainage holes in the bottom of the yogurt cup. Your cup is now ready to fill with soil and plant small seed, pot out small seedlings, or place a cutting in your soil to begin to root.

These little cups are just the right size to start cuttings, pot out small seedlings or plant small seeds in to start some small plants. It's so easy to do. Only takes a moment. You can always throw them away when you finish with them, or use them for another plant! They nest and stack perfectly until needed. I just drop them down into some other empty pots until they are needed.

Joe fusses and calls me a hoarder, but I just do not see the point of spending money on small pots when this works perfectly, it recycles, and the money I save can get me a new plant or a new bulb! So, if that's hoarding, then I guess I'm guilty as charged.
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Comments and discussion:
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Me too! by drdawg Apr 25, 2016 11:24 AM 19
I use an old stainless steel fork instead of a nail by CommonCents Apr 24, 2016 9:07 PM 14
Wonderful!! by greene Apr 23, 2016 6:13 AM 1
Go Cups by maryjane Apr 9, 2016 6:27 PM 1
Untitled by gitagal Apr 9, 2016 6:24 PM 1
Untitled by riverfarms Feb 27, 2016 4:04 PM 0
Untitled by katgroves Feb 26, 2016 6:32 PM 0
Soldering iron by coboro Feb 25, 2016 7:38 PM 0
pots from plastic trash by RickCorey Feb 25, 2016 7:04 PM 0

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