We have written various articles on how to recycle and reuse our Nespresso compatible capsules. Our ideas propose a wide range of fun, relaxing activities to do with friends or family, especially with children, and they are also eco-friendly and sustainable, because they extend the life of the coffee capsules, giving them a new reason to exist.
Today we’ll discover how you can reuse our coffee capsules if you have green fingers and want to grow a plant with a method used by the best nurseries.
Sowing plants with coffee capsules
Thanks to their small size, coffee capsules are perfect for growing a new seedling during the initial sprouting phase.
You can proceed in two ways:
1) With soil: empty and wash the used coffee capsule with plenty of water, then make three small holes on the bottom. Add a small layer of damp soil, then three seeds of the plant you want to grow, and cover them with more soil, which in this case should be drier.
2) With cotton wool: wash the capsule and make holes in the bottom as for the previous method, place a thin layer of damp cotton wool inside and lay three seeds of the plant you want to grow on it. Finally, cover the seeds with some more slightly damp cotton wool.
Never water the capsules because seeds grow well in humid environments, but in wet ones, they may well spoil. Spray the capsules with a little water every three days. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you can drip just a few drops of water onto the capsules. Monitor the development of your seeds, until they put out their first roots and you see them sprouting.
At that point, you can repot the plant in a slightly bigger pot, repeating this process twice or three times, until you have settled the young plants in their own, dedicated pot, or directly in the soil of your garden or vegetable patch. This is what nurseries do to grow strong, flourishing plants.
You can use these two methods to grow herbs for your kitchen, flowers, and garden vegetables, especially those with small seeds.