Hi all! Earlier this year I got it in my head that I was going to grow some herbs, as I love cooking with fresh basil, rosemary, thyme, and oregano. I was gifted some seeds (thanks Heather!) and simply needed to get them sprouted before I transitioned them into window boxes.
To be honest, the basil sprouted on its own in the window boxes – everything else needed to be sprouted first. I usually start with seed sprouting soil and seed trays, but after a tasty tofu stir-fry realized that tofu packaging looks just like small seed trays and would work perfectly for the small batches of herbs I was planning to grow.
I used Jiffy Organic Seed Sprouting mix – less than $4 at Lowes – and poked some holes in the bottom of my tofu trays with a pin, then loaded them up with soil. I fill the trays a little more than half way with the soil, then spray them with water to condition the soil. (You can try soaking them, but if you fill them too quickly the soil will literally float away). Next I sprinkle seeds evenly on the soil, spray a few more times, then cover the seeds with another inch or so of seed starter mix and spray some more.
I figure this is an excellent use of the Tofu packaging. I can still recycle it when I’m done, and re-use is the best form of recycling of course. I’ll show you how it all turned out in a future post.
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