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Seedlings in Keurig cups

for those of you who start seeds in them, are they a pain to get out once it's time to transplant them?

Re: Seedlings in Keurig cups

  • I haven't used Keurig cups, but I use seedling 8-packs which are probably a similar size.  I transplant seedlings very gently using a spoon to scoop out the whole contents of the cup, and place that in a hole I made in the soil of  larger cup.  After a few weeks and hardening off, I transplant the larger cup into the ground.
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  • I've used them before, but I think they are far inferior to using eggshells because I did disturb the plants trying to get them out.  With eggshells, I sprout them in half-shells in the egg carton in the window.  Once they are ready to plant, I just crush the egg a bit in my hand (not enough to disturb the roots) then plant the whole thing in the ground.  The eggshells are good for the soil and plants anyway.  I'd love to find a good use for the K-cups, but this isn't it for me :/
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  • image juno:
    I've used them before, but I think they are far inferior to using eggshells because I did disturb the plants trying to get them out.  With eggshells, I sprout them in half-shells in the egg carton in the window.  Once they are ready to plant, I just crush the egg a bit in my hand (not enough to disturb the roots) then plant the whole thing in the ground.  The eggshells are good for the soil and plants anyway.  I'd love to find a good use for the K-cups, but this isn't it for me :/

    that is brilliant! Do you wash the eggshells? 

  • image WendyGR:

    image juno:
    I've used them before, but I think they are far inferior to using eggshells because I did disturb the plants trying to get them out.  With eggshells, I sprout them in half-shells in the egg carton in the window.  Once they are ready to plant, I just crush the egg a bit in my hand (not enough to disturb the roots) then plant the whole thing in the ground.  The eggshells are good for the soil and plants anyway.  I'd love to find a good use for the K-cups, but this isn't it for me :/

    that is brilliant! Do you wash the eggshells? 

    I wish I could claim the idea, but I found it online somewhere :)  I rinse them out after I empty the egg.  I usually start saving them a couple of months before I need them, then I have plenty, and they are completely dried out when I start using them.  You can use a permanent marker to write on the outside of the shell what's in it (this is also better than the K-cup).  I've actually found that to be the best part of it, since I tend to get my seedlings mixed up.

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