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Orange Peel Seed Starter

Easy DIY Orange Peel Seed Starter

You don’t need fancy equipment to get your seeds started indoors. In fact, you can use one of the most common kitchen scraps to “get growing.” Take a peek below at how you can make your own orange peel seed starter and get your seeds growing in no time. It is the perfect way to reduce, reuse, and recycle while getting your garden ready at the same time. Take a look!

Orange Peel Seed Starter

Here is what you will need:

As you can see, these are common items found in most every home. Anyone can try this easy project!


  1. Begin by cutting your orange in half. Take the spoon and gently clean out the inside of the fruit. When we create these seed starters, we either cut out the inside for fruit salad, or juice the orange and then remove the inside skin that remains. This way, none of the fruit if being wasted.
  2. Rinse out the inside of the peel and dry it well.
  3. Poke a hole in the bottom of the peel for drainage. To do this, use a pencil and simple poke it through the skin.
  4. You can now fill your peel with soil. Make sure it is rich soil as new seeds need lots of nutrients.
  5. Press your finger into the soil and add your seed. Cover it back up gently.
  6. Sprinkle the seed starter with a little water and place it on a dish to catch drips. Watch your seed starter as the seedling emerge.

Once your seedling begins to divide or is a good 1 inch tall, you will need to transplant it. You can plant the entire seed started directly in the ground if you wish as the peel will decompose.

Give this orange peel seed starter a try and get your garden off to a great start for less!

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