Garden Hack: A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings
This is one of those desperation is the mother of invention moments.
I recently discovered that Mr. Foxypants had thrown out my seed-starting tray “to make room in the garage.”
Don’t get me started on the “WTF-buddy-throwing-away-tools?” screed.
I’m still mad about it.
You don’t want to hear it anyway.
So I had to improvise.
Luckily, all my jam-making is providing me with epic amounts of citrus peels. Just poke a hole in the bottom of the peel for drainage, fill with potting soil, then add two seeds and some water.
After thinning to one seedling per peel, I’m going to transplant the whole ding dang thing into the garden. The peels will compost directly into the soil to nourish the plants as they grow.
Since oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are springtime fruit in Southern California, I’m guaranteed an endless supply of seedling pots.
I don’t think I can ever go back to my plug tray.