Gardening season is upon us. We scramble for seeds, soil, fertilizer and pots to begin our seasons herbs, veggies, fruits, plants, flowers and trees. When beginning our gardening projects it is great to cut costs on materials so you can purchase the best seeds, bulbs, or plants your money can buy. It is also important to consider the environment when starting a garden. You don’t want products in your garden that will pull on the environment or cause further distress to the Earth.
Pots (used to start seeds) are often made of plastic. You can find biodegradable pots around but here’s an idea where you can use something that you probably have laying around the ice. Start seeds in ice cream cones and plant in to ground….how clever, biodegradable planters.
Ice Cream cones are not only biodegradable but they are cheap alternative to nursery supplies. Ice cream cones often go stale if not eaten quick enough and this is a suitable idea for using what you have without waste.
Here is what you need to do! Load a tray full of ice cream cones. By placing the ice cream cones on a tray, they act as support to one another without toppling over. Place gardening soil for starter seeds in the lower portion of the cone. Fill the cone only half way to three quarters full. Place your seeds on the seed and top off with more soil to cover the seeds. When the seedlings start to flourish, simply plant them in the ground. The roots will push through the bottom of the cone and begin to root in the ground. Eventually the ice cream cone will break down and become a part of the Earth. Clever idea, don’t you think so?