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5 Ways to Garden with Aluminum Foil

Starting Seedlings

Don't want to plant your seeds directly in your garden? Use seed starting pots to get your plants in to tip-top shape before transplanting them. Don't worry about tons of expensive pots; if you have a roll of aluminum foil, you have everything you need to make the perfect starter pots for your seeds to call home.

The cardboard tube from a roll of aluminum foil will serve as your pot. Cut the tube in to 3-inch pieces. You can also use the tubes from paper towel rolls, toilet tissue or cardboard tubes. Once you have all of your tubes individually cut, wrap the tubes with aluminum foil to keep the cardboard from falling apart when wet.

Take your new "pots" and closely pack in a waterproof tray or shallow pan. Fill each of them with seed starting mix and plant the seeds. When they're ready, remove the foil and plant your new seedlings, pots and all.