Learn How to Make Your Own Seed Starting Mini Greenhouse from Common Household Items

I have discovered a cheap and easy way to use common household items to make the best seed starting mini-greenhouse.  The germination rate from the seeds I have started using this design has generated a 99% germination rate!  That’s amazing!  If you’re like me and had trouble germinating trying all those store-bought seed starting kits with no success, I want to share this with you.  Nothing is more frustrating when you’re trying to grow your own food and fail.

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Supplies Needed

Crystal Geyser water bottle

Clear plastic wrap


Organic Seed starting soil – Quart Organic Seed Starter Premium Potting Mix

Spring Water

Steps to make the mini-greenhouse

This mini-greenhouse is so easy.  Cut the middle section out of the water bottle.  Remove the lid and add your soil to the top portion of the bottle after you turn it upside down.  Place the upside-down top filled with soil into the bottom portion of the bottle for support.  Add your water to just get the soil moist.  The excess water will flow to the bottom so you won’t over water.  Place your seeds in the soil and cover with plastic wrap.  Poke a few holes in the plastic wrap for your seeds to breathe.  Place under a grow light or bright window.  Done!

More specific information needed to take care of your seedlings

Now where most people fail at growing from seed is they grow mold instead of seedlings.  This can be prevented by removing the plastic wrap twice a day for an hour or two.  Turn on the fan for a bit more airflow indoors.  Not too high though or the soil will dry out too fast.

Once your seeds germinate, you can remove the seedlings and put them into individual pots.  This can be tricky.  I dig a spoon down into the soil and lift the seedlings up from the bottom to try avoiding cutting the root.  This upward motion helps separate the soil from the individual roots making it easier to push more soil aside to gently pull the seedlings out of the soil.

Gently pull the seedlings to place them into individual pots.

Don’t forget to feed and water your plants!

Anything you grow for food needs clean water like spring water, organic food, and sunlight.  Please try this design and let me know what you grow!  We love hearing your thoughts and opinions.

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