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How to upcycle some polystyrene into a cool seed sprouter

I grow lots of plants in an Aquacultre Environment :) Upcycling just adds to the pleasure :)

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Gather supplies together at your workbench

Press craft knife into polystyrene till you hit your bench then score a line to separate sprouted seeds

Press craft knife into polystyrene till you hit your bench then score a line to separate sprouted seeds

Press seeds into the holes with the sprouting area exposed. My seeds are watermelons, so I plant them round side in first

Press seeds into the holes with the sprouting area exposed. My seeds are watermelons, so I plant them round side in first

OPTIONAL: Press a nail thru a ziplock bag or a folded seed packet as a marker. You could just write on the top with a permanent marker

OPTIONAL: Press a nail thru a ziplock bag or a folded seed packet as a marker. You could just write on the top with a permanent marker

Next is the easy bit, float in your pond SEEDS DOWN and wait 1-2weeks for the sprouts to appear :)

Next is the easy bit, float in your pond SEEDS DOWN and wait 1-2weeks for the sprouts to appear :)

🌟💥HAPPY GARDENING 💥🌟 There are pictures i have added to show you the growth using this method

That is watermelon sprouting after just 3 days

That is watermelon sprouting after just 3 days

That is a coir pot in a thicker piece of polystyrene with a bean shoot emerging after 7 days

That is a coir pot in a thicker piece of polystyrene with a bean shoot emerging after 7 days

That is Rocket in a coir pot floating in a bucket of water and nutrients after just 7 days

That is Rocket in a coir pot floating in a bucket of water and nutrients after just 7 days

  • Polystyrene
  • Craft Knife
  • Seeds
  • Pond or pool of water