An alternative solution to starting hold over plants.By Chelle (chelle) on March 16, 2010
|Starting bulbs, rhizomes & seeds. I often start these items very early as some of them take a while to get going. For plants that will possibly be held over for up to 8 weeks I have devised a one step process of "seeding" once and then straight to planting out in the garden.|
Materials needed for this project:
I then break up pieces of another cup and place them in the bottom of my planting cup for drainage.
Prepare as many cups as will completely fill your plastic tray. If you don't they will tip over when you move your container!
When it is time to plant your seedlings out in the garden they will have an amazingly healthy and well developed root system. Just peel away the bottom two-thirds of the cup and anything above the soil line, and plant. You will be amazed at how much time and effort you can save with this method! Happy planting!
Author's Notes ~
All images included in this article are my own.
The ideas expressed in this article were born in my imagination and after several seasons of eperimentation culminated in positive results. You may, of course, conduct a web search and obtain the results of others by typing in seed starting in styrofoam cups.
[Edit] 08, January, 2011. (credits)
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|Chelle lives on ten acres comprised of gardens, woodland, native meadows and a small S shaped lake. She is a lifelong gardener and an unfailing optimist. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience of gardening with others, and adores a good story.|
Chelle is the cubits owner of Good News! and Plant Haven.
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