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Paper Tube Seed Planting + How To Create An Upcycled Herb Garden

By May 8, 2015April 6th, 2018No Comments

How to start an herb garden with this paper tube seed planting technique. Follow this tutorial to start your seeds and recycle those paper tubes in the process.

How to start an herb garden with this paper tube seed planting technique. Follow this tutorial to start your seeds and recycle those paper tubes in the process.This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

I am #30DayFlipping out right now, and I am so jazzed to finally be starting this project today! I have been talking about doing it for about 6 months now. Heck. I even bought my Miracle Grow Potting Soil and Assorted Seeds on Amazon right when the idea struck 6 months ago (& because I can be really lazy).

Related: If upcycling is our cup of tea, then you won’t want to miss these DIY upcycled herb planter ideas.

Ordering online is a new obsession of mine. My office/studio has pretty much become a dumping group of unfinished projects and random art supplies.

But now that I am helping to lead these #30DayFlip challenges with my lovely co-host, Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things, and it is really helping to hold me accountable for my diy projects.

My goal is simple…to live in a clean and clutter free home.

#30DayFlip - How to create an upcycled herb gardne in a small outdoor space. Step 1 - Seed Planting

Last month I tackled my apartment’s little kitchen. This month, I am creating an upcycled herb garden.

Onto the first d.i.y step in creating my upcycled culinary herb garden!

Paper Tube Seed Planting

Supplies needed:

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Tutorial: Paper Tube Seed Planting

Step 1

I used my scissors and cut a toilet paper role in half.

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Step 2

I cut the bottom in a cross cross pattern. Then folded the bottom like one would with a cardboard box.

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Step 3

Scoop up some potting mix into the little cardboard cup and lay it on a large plate or baking sheet. Read the directions on how deep to plant your seeds. Some herb seeds require more light and should be buried about 1/4″ deep vs. others that should be buried 1/2″-1″ deep.

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Step 4

I took out my sharpie and assorted wine corks and began writing the names of the seeds I was planting on them.

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Step 5

I added water to each little planter and placed it indoors in a place that gets a lot of sunlight. Mine is my kitchen table.

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Stay tuned for more steps in my May #30DayFlip challenge!!
How to start an herb garden with this paper tube seed planting technique. Follow this tutorial to start your seeds and recycle those paper tubes in the process.

 

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