our seeds start their life in something I call a coffin :) It's a little greenhouse my dad made
In the plastic thing go tomatoes when they are bigger and wooden one keeps peppers from cold.
This year we plan to have 200 seedlings of peppers(soroksari,elephant's ear, rotundum and pepperoni mild and hot)
In March they looked like this
Then we pick the strongest ones and place them in separate containers.
It's complicated I know and it would be faster to separate them from the beginning but we don't have enough room to do it earlier :/
For pepper containers we use old toilet paper rolls.They are pretty easy to make you just press roll to flatten it,cut a little on the angles
then flatten it to the other side and cut again
and then fold it like a normal paper box
When we run out of rolls I make the same ones out of paper.
To make them take any old newspapers and fold them in half.Then take something round(glass or something like that) I use old hair dye plastic bottle(just cut the top to make it look like a glass)
Place bottle on newspaper
push plastic bottle inside of the cup to flatten the bottom of the papercup and when it's done just tape the part of paper on the side.And woala you have a pretty little cup for your pepper seedlings :)
This is how our pepper looks now :)
We also planted 100 seeds of different tomatoes(campbell, oxheart, marglobe, rio grande,sultan F1, napoli, san marzano, black krim, costoluto and saint pierre)
For tomatoes we use recycled milk tetra pack.Just cut the top off, or if it is shaped like a box cut it in half, wash it and you can plant your tomato seedlings.