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Upcycled Seedling Pots – Guest Blog

You can never have too many ideas to keep little fingers busy in the holidays, so we welcome Ali from Kids Chaos to the blog! Ali runs her own ethical marketing company, and is proud mum to two little boys, who won’t throw ANYthing away, and like to do a LOT of junk modelling. This blog is all about her little upcycled seedling pots.


“Some time ago a lovely woman on twitter, @soggywelly offered up a load of spare seeds to anyone who tweeted her. I happened to spot the tweet, and Sue posted the random seeds and beans to me, addressed to ‘THE VEG LADY’!


Well… look how they are shooting up!
My Mother used to make these newspaper planters, rolling the newspaper around a glass to make little newspaper tubs.


Really simple to do with the kids, and to involve them with planting the seeds and beans. We also made some cute little labels, so they could practice their handwriting too!


And along with the toilet roll tubes, these can be popped straight into the earth in the garden – although, it’s so cold here at the moment, I think we’ll keep them on the window sill for a little longer!


We’ve popped these on the sitting room window sill, it’s own little greenhouse, and keep a little plastic milk bottle beside the seeds, with a few holes punched into the lid so that we don’t forget to water them… something 8yo feels proud to ‘be in charge of’ – and excited every day at their growth rate!


To see how our garden grows, follow our Gardening With Kids posts here. And find out how to use your toilet roll tubes to make bird seed feeders too.


Are you on Google+? Follow Ali here, and also on Facebook and Pinterest! Pop over to say hello.”



And if this has inspired you, take a look at the gardening section of our website. Especially this lovely “Kids Garden” activity set.

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