How to Start a Veggie and Herb Garden From GARBAGE!

by Arlene Frank


  • Veggie and herb seeds
  • Recyclables
  • Potting soil
  • Water
  • Sunlight
  • Space by a window
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Trash! Water bottle tray, cut plastic bottles & containers, toilet paper rolls! Poke holes in the bottom of all solid containers for drainage!

    Step 2

    Assemble Plastic trays, cut up aluminum foil boxes, cut up toilet paper and paper towel rolls, cut up yogurt cups, etc - put in soil, plant seeds at recommended depth, plenty of water, light and wait!

    Step 3

    More recyclables being recycled.

    Step 4

    Old styrofoam tray that i couldn't toss with last year's plant trays! Glad I saved them! Not spending hundreds at the garden market this year! Everything is from seeds planted in TRASH!!!

    Step 5

    Cereal boxes, paper rolls, boxes, paper cups, old strawberry plastic trays - perfect - each sprig has it own home! Easy to transplant!

    Step 6

    Things are sprouting

    Step 7

    After threat of frost date, for my region it is around Mother's Day weekend, harden plants by sending them outdoors to get used to weather and then transplant to a garden or containers!

    Step 8

    This baby is gonna be a sunflower that will be taller than me....