Seed pots are a highly topical issue, especially in spring, and those who want to grow numerous young plants can resort to small indoor greenhouses, normal flower pots or spring peat pots. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that so-called spring peat pots are made of “peat” according to the name and should be avoided for the sake of the environment.
If you are looking for a quick and easy solution, you can also be happy with empty tetrapaks, because they offer quite a few advantages:
- free of charge, if juices and milk from Tetrapaks are consumed in the household anyway
- pleasant filling volume – some little plants, seedlings fit into it
- handy and easy to store on the windowsill, because of its square shape
- waterproof – no need for a saucer
- Preparation and use of homemade seed pots
Once the tetrapak is empty, it should be thoroughly washed out so that there are no milk or juice residues left inside the carton. Then “clip” the tetrapack in half, this can be done with a sharp knife or scissors. Then fill with seeding soil and add the seeds, water, done!
Tetrapaks are waterproof, otherwise milk and juices would leak in advance, plus they save space and are inexpensive. If you want to increase the temperature at the beginning to accelerate germination, you can also stretch a film over it.
➡ This tip, like so many about gardening, comes from my mother, who has always had a green thumb and regularly sends me valuable little tips. Things that must be tried and sometimes can be so simple … !