Aluminum Can Gardening













It’s a snow day here in Holland, Michigan so today it seems like spring is a long ways away.  But March is right around the corner and I am ready to start spring a bit earlier.  I ran across this creative recycling craft on and thought it was the cutest idea ever for re-using old aluminum cans.

The great thing is we don’t have to wait for spring!  Find a sunny window ledge and start some seeds right now!  I like to punch a hole in the bottom of the can for drainage and place on a small plate or lid to catch water.  Some great herbs to start from seed are:


Sweet Basil



You can also start vegetables from seed to transplant into your garden later.  Try pea plants, green beans, spinach, lettuce, and beets.

And make sure you get kids involved!  They will love this little gardening/recycling project.


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