7 DIY ideas to grow your seeds indoors

Although spring is here, it is possible that a late frost may fall in some corners. But the planting season is fast approaching, and if you want to start with your seeds  you can do it directly with the tools you have inside the home , and thus take advantage of the time. When the good weather sets in, your seedlings will be big enough for you to plant in the garden.

In nurseries and garden centers they sell all kinds of plastic trays, greenhouses, pots, Jiffy tablets, etc. to grow the seeds indoors. But if you want to save money, there are plenty of DIY ideas that you can’t miss .


  • 1 Pots made from newspapers
  • 2 egg cartons
  • 3 eggshells
  • 4 tubes of toilet paper or kitchen paper
  • 5 cups of yogurt
  • 6 coffee cups
  • 7 Tupperware
  • 8 Recycled Seedling Trays

Pots made from newspapers

newspaper pots

Small seedlings can be made by taking newspaper and wrapping a jar (with holes in the bottom) or pot with the leaves. If the pot is square and made of plastic, you can staple it with a stapler. Once the weather has improved, it can be put into the ground to avoid having to repot the plant.

egg cartons

Egg carton

It is an ideal and very practical seedbed, since a dozen plants can grow in it, and the cardboard will be unpleasant once it is in the ground. Yes, exactly. Using them, you also save the transplant, while helping the environment.



If you have egg cartons, you must also have eggs. The shells are used to add to the compost, as well as as a natural fertilizer. But they can also be used as seedbeds. Very carefully, cut it in half and insert a needle or something similar through the base, to make a small hole and thus facilitate drainage. You can use the cardboard to prevent the shells from breaking.

Toilet paper or kitchen paper tubes


Now you can give a new life to the tubes of paper, whether toilet or kitchen. The easiest way to turn them into seedlings is as follows: place the tube in a tray and superglue it; then add substrate and then the seed.

yogurt cups

yogurt container

If you usually buy yogurt, you can reuse the cups as pots for your seeds. Don’t forget to make a small hole in the bottom to facilitate drainage. Once you have your seedlings in the garden, you can wash them with water and make them ready for use over and over again.

coffee cups

Cardboard coffee cup

These cups, like yogurt cups, are great as planters. Important to make a hole in the base. If they are made of plastic, they can be reused more times. But if they are made of cardboard, we can put them in the ground and they will be unpleasant.



Do you need a greenhouse? Nothing better than a tupperware preferably with a transparent lid. Make some holes in the base, fill it with soil, sow the seeds, and cover it until they germinate. It is the ideal method if we want plants to have later in individual pots.

Recycled seedling trays

Cash register

Soda boxes of canned food, for example, are just two ideas that can serve as a seed tray. They can be lined with plastic, make some holes in the base and have a seedbed ready to be used.

Making your own homemade flower pots is an excellent way to breathe new life into things that we usually keep in a corner. Many of them can be planted in the ground without any problem; while others can be washed and reused numerous times. In addition, in this way we contribute to the conservation of the environment while saving money and enjoying nature and, why not? with our family . In fact, both children and adults can do them, thus making both feel happy.

Or if you have too much free time and don’t know what to do, you know, look around the house for things that you can use as seedbeds. You will be surprised how numerous they are, and how useful they can be.

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