I love starting my seedlings inside in the spring. I always start in late February or early March, even though the plants cannot be put outside until late May. For that reason, I often use yogurt cups, so there is plenty of room for the roots to develop.
6 empty yogurt cups per salad container, washed (these are rugged enough to be put in the dishwasher when you have extra room).
hammer and 1 nail
With the hammer and nail, make two holes in the bottom of each yogurt cup. Do not worry if you create a crack in the process; it will still work.
Scoop dirt into the yogurt cups. If you can’t find a shovel, you can create a scoop from a milk jug.
Add seeds, water, and put the lids on until the seedlings have emerged:
I did not put the lettuce seeds in yogurt cups. I put dirt directly into the salad container and then sowed the seeds directly in the dirt. The lettuces will be put out earlier than the other plants, so they don’t need as much room for root development.
Have you found ways to repurpose and reuse items in your garden?