There are many choices of seed starting pots for the home gardener growing plants from seed. So I played around with starting seeds for a few year. But once I realized that onion seeds need to be sown as early as January, I got serious about my new winter hobby. It was music to my ears! Being the addict that I am and all.
So here goes, the good, the bad, and the ugly of seed starting containers. Note: for more information on the whole process of seed starting, check out Seed Starting for the basics. The following is more in depth on only one of the topics covered briefly in that post. You absolutely, positively, do not need to BUY anything to be successful at seed starting.
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Reduce, reuse, recycle AND compost by eliminating costly, unsustainable peat pots to start your garden seedlings. Newspaper is one of the gardener's best friends and this method has been used for years, dating back to before peat pots were commercially available. It is fun and easy. It is also a great project to do in the early spring with your children. This project provides a learning experience for the benefits of recycling old newspapers, how soils compost biodegradable material and the fun in growing plants.