I'm always looking for ways to garden on the cheap. This year, I've found a fabulous way to start seeds without having to buy those fancy peat pellets and containers...
Reuse the plastic rotisserie chicken containers you get from the grocery store!
Just poke a few drainage holes in the bottom and fill with potting soil. Plant your favorite seeds and water lightly.
Label the lid with what you've planted and seal it up.
You now have your own mini greenhouse!
Set the containers outside in the spring sunshine, and when the seeds sprout, remove the lid and let them grow until time to transplant! You can still use the lid at night to protect the seedlings from lower temps or winds.