Egg Shells and Toilet Paper Rolls: One Man's Recycling Is Another's DIY Garden Egg Shells and Toilet Paper Rolls: One Man's Recycling Is Another's DIY Garden
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Egg Shells and Toilet Paper Rolls: One Man's Recycling Is Another's DIY Garden

by Yasha Wallin

April 12, 2013

You don't have to go to a fancy nursery to start greening your home. In fact, chances are you have everything already in your house or apartment to kickstart your own nursery. All you need is a few seeds, a little soil, a good light source, and some simple materials to use for containers to get your own garden going. Here's a round up of four of the more clever—and free—ways to get your seeds started before transferring to larger pots, using recycled items like toilet paper rolls, eggs shells and newspaper:

Egg shells: make a delicious egg breakfast for friends or family and then use your discarded shells to plant. Using a small spoon, drop some soil and your seeds into the shell, place by the windowsill for a few days, and watch them sprout.

Toilet paper rolls: Usually the end of a roll of toilet paper signals disaster, but this idea for toilet paper planters should help. For a full tutorial of how to take advantage of your bathroom detritus go here.

Yogurt (or other plastic) containers: The best way to recycle your unwanted plastic is to create new life from it. Simply poke some holes in the bottom of a container, add soil, seeds, and water, and you're good to go.

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Egg Shells and Toilet Paper Rolls: One Man's Recycling Is Another's DIY Garden