Our Mission:

Our Mission: To enable individuals and communities to take an active part in the cultivation of systems that provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and other yields, in a way that benefits themselves, cares for the land and environment, and provides a surplus to use, share and reinvest into the system.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Low-Cost Seed Starting

This week I continue helping you get ready to start plants early this year.  This will give your vegetables and other plants a head start to the growing season, without breaking the bank.

In the video I'll show you how to upcycle or make very low cost seed trays and larger temporary pots for transplanting.  After watching the video you'll know how to use all sorts of items around the house to fill up that new growing rack and help boost this years garden yields.

Egg cartons to convenience store cups to regular old newspaper can all be upcycled in this way!

To save even more money you can learn to save seeds or trade seeds with a friend or at a local seed exchange!  Watch for Des Moines and Central Iowa events announced here or on Facebook as I learn of them; or watch for announcements in your local newspapers and garden centers.

If you want to start a garden or more this year contact me now to get a plan in place so that your new plants you'll soon start will have a beautiful new place to go when they get bigger.


  1. I wish you had a way to pull up the script of your video. It would be nice to be able to print out the information to follow along, and to have the info to refer back to when building the shelves and containers for seedlings.

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I will look into how I could do that.