By Michelle Pugle
It’s wonderful that many cannabis companies offer recycling for their plastic packaging, but at The Green Organic Dutchman, we’d much rather see our sustainable glass jars repurposed than recycled.
Repurposing reduces our reliance on resources and inspires creativity. It’s a driving force behind the sustainable living movement and a step in the right direction for the future of the environment. When we repurpose, we reprioritize the planet and rethink how we use precious materials.
One of the most rewarding ways to repurpose your TGOD glass cannabis jars is to transform them into simple seed germinating jars. The transparent nature of our glass allows you to witness how a seed cracks and exhales new life. You can then plant your sprout in organic soil, or, if you’re germinating organic microgreen seeds, you can eat them straight from the jar.
So how do you germinate organic seeds in our sustainable glass jars?
It’s simple. Your organic seeds need moisture, light, and a little patience.
Here are the specific materials you can use to create the perfect germination jar:
- Clean TGOD glass jar
- Recycled paper towel or filter paper
- Organic seeds
Note that different seeds have varying germination rates. If you want something that will sprout quickly, choose organic peas, beans, or basil seeds.
In three easy steps, you will have your seed germination jar.
- Squish your recycled paper towel or filter paper into your clean TGOD glass jar.
- Add just enough water for the paper to soak up. You want it to be moist, but not wet. If you overwater, simply pour the excess out.
- Push your seeds in between the glass edges and the moist paper towel. While this isn’t crucial for germinating, it’s the only way to ensure you’ll see the process take place.
Now, it’s a waiting game. In a few days, you should start to see some baby roots. In a few more days, your seeds will split and sprouts will emerge.
You can do this DIY while prepping for spring gardening or during the winter when you want some fresh microgreens. It’s also a great way to show curious kids how seeds grow into flowers and food.