For the sake of getting something growing in the apartment I planted some of the Garlic Chive seeds (from my last post) last night.
My supplies: soil, yogurt cups, tape, toothpicks, spoon, x-acto knife, plastic food container, scissors, marker, seeds & plastic wrap (not pictured)
Step 1-Use x-acto knife to cut small holes in the bottom of the yogurt cups:Step 2-Fill yogurt cups with soil, place seeds in soil, sprinkle a little soil over the top & moisten soil:
Step 3-Label the yogurt cups:
Step 4-Place yogurt cups into food container. Place toothpicks in yogurt cups:
Step 5-Place plastic wrap over the container/yogurt cups resting gently on the toothpicks (so as not to bake the seeds). Do not seal the plastic wrap, leave room for air to flow:
The final product (above) is now resting atop a kitchen cabinet until sprouts are visible, when it will be transfered to a sunny window. I like this little setup because the materials were found within my living space. Better the yogurt cups and food tray go to use then getting tossed in the trash/recycling bin.