Monday, April 4, 2011

Start Spring Plants in Citrus Peels

Great idea for a den meeting, via Lifehacker

Start Spring Plants in Citrus Peels [DIY]: "
Start Spring Plants in Citrus Peels
Starting your plants indoors for their eventual outdoor transfer doesn't have to mean buying little pots. Half of a grapefruit or orange can do the trick, too, as one crafty blogger demonstrates.
The blogger at My Roman Apartment was on a year-long kick to buy as few new things as possible, and with planting season fast approaching, this is how she made due. Poke a hole in the bottom for drainage, and your herbs and other small plants can be simply grown on the counter, then brought outside and planted whole in the ground. We're not garden experts, but we've heard compost fans describe citrus peels as being good for the mix. If you've got a similar idea for starting your plants without buying once-a-year equipment, give us the dirt in the comments.

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