Coffee Cup Seed Starters

This activity is a sneak peek into our next release, the Late Spring Festivals ebook, which will be released early April 2013.  Enjoy!  

Coffee Cup Seed Starters
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.  Gardening is an instrument of grace.”
– May Sarton
This is a very nice way to reuse those little coffee ground holders you may use with machines like the Keurig.  They are perfect for little hands or to send home as spring gifts with students or friends to later plant in their home gardens.
Used coffee grind cups like the ones used in Keurig machines

We tried to plant our seeds directly in the coffee grounds but did not have the best results but leaving some of the grounds on the bottom (like a tiny bit of compost), scooping the rest out and adding soil to fill before planting our seeds worked perfect. 
Carefully take the top off of each used coffee cup.  Scoop out three quarters of the coffee grounds and replace with potting soil.  Add a special seed in each cup for the children in your care. 
Cut strips of felt approximately 4.5” in length and 1.5” in width (trim as necessary to fit your cups).  Carefully glue the felt around your cup and trim. 
Water and keep in direct sun.  When seedlings are strong and tall, transplant into your outdoor garden or into a larger pot to continue growth and harvest.

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