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The Great Outdoors (Our Yard), Part IV: Indoor Gardening

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I’ve been keeping empty toilet paper rolls, k cups, and rotisserie chicken containers since we moved in… It’s driving Daddy B nuts and he calls where I store them all the “garbage closet.” That’s fair. I am happy to finally use the items, however, so he can quit eye rolling at my obsession over upcycling.

I cut the toilet paper rolls in half and filled them with soil. Each chicken container held about 13-14 of these and I used one pack of seeds for each container. Not sure how many seeds I was supposed to plant in each, but hopefully this will work!

I only had enough chicken containers for: tomatoes, basil, and lavender. I’m eye balling the MANY other seed packets and I’m not sure when those are going to get done. I will probably have to wait until our beds are ready or until our roommate, Dan, eats more rotisserie chicken. Haha. Go, Dan, go! I also need to use more toilet paper: Mission ACCEPTED. Actually, I have some k-cups to use still so I may try those first because I like the idea of finding a use for them. If you’re interested in how to upcycle k-cups, check out my friend’s blog post over at Zmombie.com about it.

Bad picture, but here they are on my windowsill. I’m going to move them outdoors during the day for extra sun.

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I agree

Elisabeth (Beth)

Friday 15th of March 2013

Yeah, we have one of those too. And I suppose one we get back to a place with really good coffee we can use it more. At the moment we just get big boxes of the regular ones from Amazon. :-)

DIYDanielle

Thursday 14th of March 2013

It was a stocking stuffer for Brandon and he sorta poo-poo'ed it for a while and wouldn't use it... then once he started, he was pretty excited and has used it consistently. ;)

DIYDanielle

Thursday 14th of March 2013

They actually have reusable Kcups that you put the coffee grinds in... I bought Brandon one and he really likes it.

Ekobrew Cup, Refillable Cup for Keurig K-cup Brewers, Brown off Amazon. Realistically, cleaning them out is a pain and pretty time consuming... I've been doing it because the coffee grounds are yummy for my compost bin ;) I'm glad we switched mostly to the Ekobrew cup though. It's also cheaper to buy the coffee beans, grind them, then use the refillable cup. It's pretty easy to wash too.

Elisabeth (Beth)

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

I love the K-cup idea- they are so yummy and convenient, but I hate the idea of just throwing them out. There's no point in doing anything with them here, but when we get home I will start collecting! Oh, and Burpee.com has tons of advice about growing seedlings, plus how-to videos. Good luck!