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Dollar Tree DIY: Create Your Own Seed Starters

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I recently re-used K Cups to make seed starters, and I realized that I could show off another way to get your garden going for springtime with dollar store supplies. Starting seeds indoors is a great way to get a head start on your planting, and it’s VERY easy for those of us who haven’t got a clue about soil or seeds. I don’t exactly have a green thumb, but even I can sprout some seeds! You don’t need anything fancy to start your seeds indoors, you just need a few supplies. You can find all of these at your local Dollar Tree, or you can use this method using K Cups!

Take a look below for a helpful tutorial on how to start growing. You will have the prettiest garden on the block in no time.

Seed Starters


Supplies needed:

  • Seed starter trays (You can typically get 2 small trays for $1)
  • Assorted seeds
  • 2 packages of potting soil
  • 2 large baking sheets
  • Spray bottle
  • Wood craft sticks
  • Plastic wrap
  • Markers
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Directions:

  1. Begin by placing the seed starters on the baking sheet. The sheet will catch water and dirt that falls from the starters as well as make them easy to move.
  2. Fill each starter cup about ยฝ way full of potting soil. Lightly mist with water from the spray bottle. {Want to try this method using K Cups? Try this tutorial!}
  3. Add in 1-2 seeds depending on package directions. Cover the seed with soil so the starter cup is now full.
  4. Mist the soil again and cover the trays with some plastic wrap to keep them warm and keep heat in.
  5. Use your wood craft sticks as plant markers. Write the name of each seed on the stick and press the stick through the plastic and into the soil. This way, you will know what is what when it starts sprouting.
  6. You will keep your plastic on for a few days so the soil stays warm and encourages the seed to sprout.
  7. Remove after 3-4 days to allow the seed room to grow. Continue to mist with the water bottle daily so the soil stays moist.
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DIY Seed Starters

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5 or less

Try making these seed starters with Dollar Tree supplies.

Materials

  • Seed starter trays (You can typically get 2 small trays for $1)
  • Assorted seeds
  • 2 packages of potting soil
  • 2 large baking sheets
  • Spray bottle
  • Wood craft sticks
  • Plastic wrap
  • Markers

Tools

Instructions

    1. Begin by placing the seed starters on the baking sheet. The sheet will catch water and dirt that falls from the starters as well as make them easy to move.
    2. Fill each starter cup about ½ way full of potting soil. Lightly mist with water from the spray bottle. {Want to try this method using K Cups? Try this tutorial!}
    3. Add in 1-2 seeds depending on package directions. Cover the seed with soil so the starter cup is now full.Mist the soil again and cover the trays with some plastic wrap to keep them warm and keep heat in.
    4. Use your wood craft sticks as plant markers. Write the name of each seed on the stick and press the stick through the plastic and into the soil. This way, you will know what is what when it starts sprouting.
    5. You will keep your plastic on for a few days so the soil stays warm and encourages the seed to sprout.
      Remove after 3-4 days to allow the seed room to grow. Continue to mist with the water bottle daily so the soil stays moist.

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In a matter of 10 days or so, you should start to see some results! Keep your starters in a warm andย sunny window to encourage growth.ย Once seedlings are twoย inches tall, you can transplant them to your yard or a larger pot. Just make sure theย threat of frost has passed before transplanting outdoors. To transplant just pop out of the pot and placeย in a fresh patch of soil.

The Dollar Tree has everything you need to start your own seeds indoors. Give these tips a try and get growing or try re-using your K-Cups for an even cheaper way to start a garden!

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