A couple weeks ago, we had friends over for dinner, and they brought a delicious cake. But not just any cake, a cake that was (gasp) packaged in a hard plastic case! Of course, we didn’t say anything, and it is curbside recyclable #1 PETE plastic, but we wouldn’t normally buy something in such a large, disposable package.
It seemed like too good of a container to recycle right away (reuse before recycle is always better), so it has been sitting in the “rigid plastics” section of our kitchen recycling center ever since, waiting for an idea.
Well, this morning I had a great idea for reusing it: indoor greenhouse!
I have 4 little garlic bulbs who were meant for eating, but who magically started sprouting on their own. I helped them out by putting them in water, and they have been growing pretty steadily for a couple weeks. They’re ready for transplant.
I have read a few articles lately about ditching the ubiquitous plastic seedling cups for homemade toilet paper roll seedling cups, so this was my opportunity. I made 4 little cups, placed them on the cake tray, transplanted the garlic, and put the lid on. Perfect indoor greenhouse.
My onely question is. Do you think I need holes in it, so the plants can breathe, or can I just open it every once in a while and air them out? (I don’t want it to be too open because the little buggers have a pretty strong garlic odor that is already starting to take over the kitchen.)