Pete’s mini hot house works so well, it would be a sin not to share how easy it is to make. It is also “dirt” cheap to create plus you are recycling (sort-of) all the while not needing to have a big garden, as this little nursery will fit perfectly on a window sill.
You will need:
- Empty 2 litre soda bottle
- Palm Peat or potting soil
- Seeds of choice
- Tray/saucer (optional) – needed if you make holes in the bottom of the bottle
Cut the bottle in half. I find it easiest to poke through the bottle with a craft knife making a slit big enough for the blade of a scissors to fit into.
Poke a few drainage holes through the bottom half if you like for additional drainage.
Place a few pebbles in the bottom for drainage.
Fill approximately three quarters with palm peat made up according to the manufacturers instructions or with potting soil.
Sprinkle your seed over the surface of the dirt and cover with a light layer of soil.
Water and squish the lid on and place in a sunny spot. Water once a week until seedlings are ready to be transplanted.