Gardening Tips

Want to start plants from seeds or cuttings? It’s easy, and you can do it all year round!

Firstly, don’t throw away those soft drink bottles! Instead, make your own miniature greenhouse and start building your garden economically by growing your own plants from cuttings or seeds.

1. Cut the bottoms off two bottles.

2. Fill one with a moist mix of sand and potting soil, remove the colored-plastic bottom-rest from the other.

3. Put in 6-10 cuttings depedending on how large they are, or plant your seeds.

4. Fit the two bottoms together.

Depending on what you are growing it can take about six to ten weeks for your cuttings to take root. It may take less time to germinate seed, again it depends on what you are growing. When they are ready, you can then transplant them to a pot filled with soil and let them grow for another month or two before planting in your garden.