13 Genius Seedling Hacks You’ll Wonder Why You Never Tried Before
9Green onion, carrot, and beet top scraps
When you cut onions, carrots and beet, don’t throw away the scraps. Place the veggies into a tray semi filled with water. Fill it only half way and then let the veggies remain for up to ten days. Once they start sprouting, like carrots will sprout length green stalks, you can then plant them into your garden.
10Boiled tea bag seed starter
Don’t throw away your tea bags once you’re done with them. They are great for sprouting seeds because of being a natural fertilizer. Take a used tea bag and make a small slit in it. Now insert a seed into the slit and place in the sun. In around ten days you will see the seed start to sprout. You can now transfer the sprouts to your garden.
11Banana peel as a fertilizer
Banana peel makes an excellent fertilizer. Just take a banana peel and place it into a jar of water, cover with the lid and leave overnight. Now take ¼ cup of the banana peel water and use it every day as fertilizer for your plants. This should last you for two weeks and will be an inexpensive but organic fertilizer.
12Coffee grounds to grow mushrooms
Take some used coffee grounds and place them in a glass jar. Now add some crumbled mushrooms till the jar is half filled. Now use a clean coffee filter and place it over the top upside down. Use a canning ring to hold the filter firmly in place. Keep for a month and you’ll see the mushrooms start to grow.
13Egg carton for easy planting
Don’t throw away the egg cartons. You can use them to plant seeds into soil. Just take an empty carton and press the bottom into the soil firmly to create impressions into the earth. Now place seeds into the impressions and cover with soil. This saves you a lot of time when you need to resort to shallow planting for saplings.