jane q. public

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I’m making a bigger and better effort to grow a bunch of food this year. I planted a bunch of seeds in peat pellets the other day, but I didn’t want to spend money on those flimsy plastic greenhouses. Then a little lightbulb appeared over my head…


I have a bunch of these super cheap Sterilite containers. They suck. Half the time, the little latches don’t even work. This is a small one, made for holding index cards.


I put the peat pellets in the lids, soaked them, and planted the seeds.


I closed them upside down, and voila! Mini-greenhouses.

I didn’t take a picture, but I have a larger one – shoebox-sized – that I did the same way. So far I’ve planted kale, spinach, lettuce and broccoli. Tomorrow I’ll be planting multicolored carrots, but those are being sown directly outside.


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March 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

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