Favorite Wilde Quotes

~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mini Greenhouse ~Quick 15 Minute Project!

Can you guess what this is??? A mini greenhouse! {I guess the title kind of gave it away...} I have been staring at these containers for a while now, just knowing they could be re-used for something.  I actually keep recycling them, these are just the latest to bring fruit into our home.  They have such potential for molding material, they are see-through, they are slick!

I have been planting a vegetable garden out front -because that is where we have sun. :)  And while the bees are busy buzzing around our lavender, I thought they would probably pop over to our veggies too. So far, so good.  However, the sun has been staying behind the clouds a lot and I am planting the rest of my seeds a bit late.  Why not create mini green houses to give the seeds a boost?

Start with your ingredients:  Fruit container (mine is from Costco); garden soil; seeds; small piece of wood; nail & hammer.  Set the container on top of your scrap wood and hammer a hole in the bottom of each "well."

Fill each section liberally with soil, sew your seeds.  Note: with the larger container, I added some holes for venting, as it was airtight.

Label each section of the lid with a Sharpie;

Place in your garden and voila!

 I think it took me all of 15 minutes -while I was on the phone talking to a friend. :)  And I should probably mention that my soil was already soaked, as I had left it out in the rain.  I have never done this before, so if it fails... I will let you know!!    Be sure to show me your mini greenhouse designs!

UPDATE:  Go here to see the results!


Linking up to:
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Sundae Scoop
The Shabby Nest
Handy Man, Crafty Woman 
Home Sweet Farm 
Nap Time Crafters 
Hazel and Honeysuckle: Scrap Box Sunday


  1. very very clever! I have a feeling it's going to work amazingly well but will have to check back to see what you think. I've never seen that plastic packaging, but will have to pay attention when I'm in the grocery store next week. smart cookie you are!!

  2. I love this idea! I hope these come to Canada!
    Saw this on Lil Luna!

  3. What a great idea! As long as you remember to pop the top when things start getting tall, it surely will work. I saw some packaging like this at the craft store for Christmas balls. (Can you believe they're selling them already!)

  4. @poindextrYay! I just got a "Reply" button! And since you said I am clever, I am trying it out on you! Ha, ha :) I bet there are a number of plastic packaging that will fit the bill. Good luck hunting and thanks for stopping by.

  5. What a great idea! Maybe next year... haha

  6. @ColeyI have a whole list of "maybe next year" projects! We can post about them together.. ha ha!

  7. Nifty idea! I hope it turns out really well for you :D

    Thanks so much for linking up at H&H, I'll be featuring this tomorrow ^_^

  8. Okay this is an example of 'green' genius! I love it. I do believe I will start some seeds this way late next winter!

    I'm your newest follower.

  9. Oh my gosh, that's a great idea, and I JUST threw one of those apple containers away. I need to go dig through the trash now. How did it work for you?

  10. @MartiHi Marti, I just added an Update to this post. you can check it out here: http://shanarunacreativespace.blogspot.com/2011/08/update-mini-greenhouse-progress.html

    Let me know how yours turns out!! I would love to see it. I have to try again on the carrots -so we can do this together. :)


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