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Post  rabbithutch on 6/4/2014, 11:34 am

She Who Must Be Obeyed (aka, SWMBO) says that I'm showing all the signs of becoming a hoarder because I buy eggs only in the pressed cardboard cartons - none of those styrofoam things in MY house - and save them.  I've told her that they will become my no-cost seed starter pots, but she still looks at me funny and shakes her head.

Does anyone else use egg cartons for starting seeds?  I don't know where I first saw this.  It might have been 50 years ago.  I've not used vermiculite or MM for this yet, but I did make up a mix using perlite and sand and loam all those many years ago.
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Post  walshevak on 6/4/2014, 12:28 pm

I did it many years ago, but now I prefer a bigger starting cup.   8 oz purchased cups is my preference.  Except for tomatos which I like to start in red solo cups.  

Saved yogurt cups work great.

I punch a hole in the bottom and cut slits in the sides.

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Post  Chopper on 6/4/2014, 12:40 pm

Don't feel bad. I have a drawer full of cardboard tubes for the same purpose. I am beggining to think it might be unnecessary.  Smile

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Post  camprn on 6/4/2014, 6:36 pm

I don't use them for starting seeds because the volume of the cups is too small and dries out rapidly. I do rip them up and throw them in the compost pile.
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Post  boffer on 6/4/2014, 9:03 pm

@rabbithutch wrote:...  I don't know where I first saw this.  It might have been 50 years ago...

I'm thinking longer than that!    Wink

I remember doing this in kindergarten!



Like the others, I prefer starting in a larger container so no up-potting is necessary, other than tomatoes.
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