Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden

Updated: March 6, 2018
This post was originally published on February 25, 2017

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…

Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden - start seeds in ice cream cones and then plant them when they're ready. Perfectly biodegradable!

How to Grow Plants in Ice Cream Cones

You will need the following supplies:

  • Ice cream cones – the cheapest cake cones you can find!
  • Soil
  • Seedlings or tiny flowers
  • Shovel
  • Scissors 
  • (Optional) Fertilizer 

Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden - start seeds in ice cream cones and then plant them when they're ready. Perfectly biodegradable!

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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? 

Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden - start seeds in ice cream cones and then plant them when they're ready. Perfectly biodegradable!

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? 

Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden - start seeds in ice cream cones and then plant them when they're ready. Perfectly biodegradable!

Ice Cream Cone Seedlings

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Ice Cream Cone Seedlings

You Will Need

  • Ice cream cones – the cheapest cake cones you can find!
  • Soil
  • Seedlings or tiny flowers
  • Shovel
  • Scissors 
  • (Optional) Fertilizer 

Directions

  1. Fill the cone with soil
  2. Cut the bottom 3/4  of the cone off
  3. Plant seeds of choice (make sure they’re covered with more soil)
  4. Place the cone in dirt or soil where it can drain 
  5. Water
  6. Place in sunlight
  7. When the seedlings are ready to be planted in a garden bed or soil, the ice cream cone can be planted too because they are biodegradable

Here are some other spring and summer projects my kids and I have made that you might love:

Lollipop Garden

Skittles Lollipop Garden Seeds

Magic Chocolate Carrot Garden

Chocolate carrot garden

Cutie Carrots

Cutie Carrots for Easter

Waffle Cone Garden

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