Tomatoes and Peppers in a Mini Greenhouse

I know that it is probably earlier than necessary to start planting, but I have always had good luck starting my tomatoes and peppers this early.  We have had a mild enough winter here that I may be able to plant the tomatoes outside earlier than I would normally.  Not to mention that getting some seeds planted really makes it feel like winter is almost over.  It sort of breaks up the dreary months of winter and shines the light at the end of the tunnel.

DSC_0026What I really wanted to share, however, was my mini greenhouse seed starters.  I reused some old pots I had saved and cut them to fit in these plastic containers.  These are the containers that I bought spinach in throughout the winter.  (Hopefully I won’t need to buy hardly any this next winter.)  The pots fit in almost perfectly and it is a great way retain moisture without having to buy fancy seed starters.  Once the plants sprout, the perforated lids can be torn right off and the seedlings can remain in this container.  You can just throw it away when you are done without worrying about storing for next year because you will likely have more anyways.  And don’t forget that reusing means less waste.  The only downside is that they are on the smaller side.  I fit 12 tomatoes in one, a little snug though.  I try not to start tons of plants inside so I don’t mind, but if you start a lot, this could be less convenient.

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