Reusing is the step prior to recycling in the common phrase, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." Reusing allows items to be used up, rather than using resources to recycle them into another product. By reusing, we reduce waste! Look into your recycle bins and see which items you can reuse. Here is a tip for reusing toilet paper rolls to start, or germinate, seeds.
Things You'll Need:
- toilet paper rolls
Step 1Save your empty toilet paper rolls.
Step 2Cut each of them in half.
Step 3Going around the end of the toilet paper roll, gently press in creating a bottom.
Step 4When you are finished, the bottom of your new seed starting cup should look like this.
Step 5Arrange all of your seed starting cups together.
Step 6Fill your new seed starting cups with dirt. Place a seed in the center of each one. Water them daily. Within a few days, your seeds will begin to sprout. When you transplant the sprouts to your garden, be careful to support the bottom of the cup with your hand. This will prevent the dirt from falling out. You can place the cups directly in the garden. You do not need to tear the paper away.
Tips & Warnings
- Reusing will also save you money! This method will ensure you never have to purchase pots for starting seeds again.