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How to Make Peat Moss Flower Pots

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Overview

Peat moss pots are an inexpensive and environmentally safe alternative to plastic starter pots. Making them at home only requires a few items and can be completed in as little as 48 hours. Starting your flower seeds in these peat moss flowerpots makes it easier to transplant them into larger pots or into your garden soil.

Step 1

Stuff a 1 lb. of peat moss into the plastic freezer bag.

Step 2

Pour 2 cups of tap water or any other kind of clean water into the bag of peat moss.

Step 3

Seal the plastic freezer bag, making sure it is airtight.

Step 4

Hold the freezer bag full of water and peat moss over your kitchen sink and poke a few random holes into the bottom of the bag. The water will drain out into your sink.

Step 5

Lay the bag flat and roll it from the bottom to squeeze excess moisture from the peat moss. Use a rolling pin if necessary.

Step 6

Fill each reservoir in the empty egg carton with the peat moss. Make sure to firmly pack it into each dip making a condensed block of wet peat moss. This should measure out to about 7 tbsps. of tightly packed peat moss per egg reservoir.

Step 7

Put the egg carton full of peat moss pods in a dry place for 48 hours. If the water was properly squeezed from the peat moss, this should be how long it takes to dry. If your peat moss pods aren't dry after 48 hours, wait an additional 24 hours and check them again.

Step 8

Pop the peat moss flowerpots out of the empty egg carton by placing your hand underneath each pot and pushing upward. The peat moss pot should slide right out. These pots can be stored for later use or can be used immediately to plant delicate flowers that require indoor starting.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 lbs. peat moss
  • 1 gal. plastic freezer bag
  • Egg carton
  • Rolling pin
  • 2 cups tap water
  • Carving knife or skewer
Keywords: peat moss flower pot, peat moss pots, egg carton planting

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Chelsea Hoffman is a professional freelance writer with works published both on the Web and in print. She currently resides in Las Vegas. The author of the new series of horror novellas, titled "Fear Chronicles," her work can also be found on environmental websites like Dobegreen.com, where she helps spread environmental awareness with her mighty pen.