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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Biodegradable Seed Starter

Its spring! And that means its time to get my vegetable seeds ready. I've been saving extra large egg cartons from Rosie's Free Range Eggs for the past few months so I can use them as seedling trays.

Because the cartons are biodegradable when its time to plant I plan on cutting them into individual pots and plant them as is.

Yay for kale!

When the weather becomes warmer and a bit more predictable I'm going to use You Grow Girl's method of using toilet paper rolls to plant seeds that require a bit more depth in the soil. There are loads of newspaper seed starters online too, but I think I'd become a bit impatient at folding all those little boxes!

For your information; I'm using organic veggie and herb seeds from Green Harvest which is an organic garden supplier based in Queensland. I'm yet to find anything similar with such variety closer to South Australia. They provide such a variety of heirloom plants, permaculture resources, organic gardening resources, natural pest control.. the list really does go on.

What veggies are you growing this season?



  1. Elizabeth de Fredrick5 October 2011 at 16:03

    I tried the raising seedlings in egg cartons last year, but found them too shallow - let me know how you go, maybe I was planting the wrong things (I think I did Broc and Cauli.)
    I've heard the toilet paper rolls works so I'll try that one this year. We've also got a small (plastic :) greenhouse which has helped our birds eye chili seedlings thrive.
    I can't wait for it to be warm enough for Basil.... mmn bruschetta!

  2. Loving the jumbo egg cartons! We've been using our regular sized ones for our herb seedlings. The only thing really bearing the goods for us this year is the strawberry bush but I'm eternally hopeful.
    Keep up the posts. I need some tips on helping my husband eat less meat.