Berry box mini-greenhouse

Supermarket strawberries often come packed in clear plastic box with a ventilated top — the perfect basis for a seed-starting greenhouse. Poke a few holes in the bottom, line with paper towels, fill with potting soil, and plant a few easy-to-grow seeds. Keep the soil moist and in a bright spot, and you should see seedlings soon enough.

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  1. Another Sara says

    That’s pretty cool! We’re always looking for ways to reuse the non-recyclables so we can justify buying all the d***ed plastic. Great idea!

  2. Trudy says

    I have done this with the plastic box supermarket donuts come in too!

    It works a treat!