Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden – start seeds in ice cream cones and then plant them when they’re ready. Perfectly biodegradable! There’s ONE little trick that makes this gardening tip work…
How to Grow Plants in Ice Cream Cones
You will need the following supplies:
- Ice cream cones – the cheapest cake cones you can find!
- Seedlings or tiny flowers
- (Optional) Fertilizer
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to get kids involved with gardening, consider this Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden! Ice cream cones are completely biodegradable, which saves money when growing plants from seedlings and then transporting the to the ground or garden.
What’s the trick to making this work?
Cut the bottom 3/4 of the cone off!
That’s right, don’t plant the entire cone into your garden or the ground. The poor tiny seedlings won’t be able to grow past the cone in the soil before the cone is completely gone.
It’s as simple as that! Water regularly, give the baby plants enough sun, and even add nutrients like fertilizer or your preferred garden vitamins to the ice cream cone seed starters.
Kids are particularly good at growing ice cream cone gardens!
Today we planted clover seedlings in hopes of finding a leprechaun and a pot of gold this spring. Can we just make time stop so my kids never get older?
Here are some other spring and summer projects my kids and I have made that you might love:
Blackberry Biscuit Bread (for Easter breakfast!)
Pink Lemon Poundcake