I have no luck with starting seeds inside. So I decided to try planting my seeds in a milk jug and using it as a cheap greenhouse. Here’s my quick and easy way to start seeds:
1 – Clean some empty milk jugs
2 – Cut all the way around just under the handle like so. Leave about an inch connected.
3 – Punch holes in the bottom of the jug for drainage. We punched about 12 with a soldering iron. It worked quick and easy.
4 – Fill the bottom of the jug with soil and plant your seeds. Water then tape your jugs back together. Sit the jugs outside. I did this in March in my area. The temps were still getting below freezing at night but it didn’t bother the plants because they were in their own little greenhouse.
5- Periodically check the plants and water. Transplant them when ready.
Update: the plants I started in these jugs flourished all summer. I will definitely be incorporating this method around the homestead. So much easier than starting plants inside.
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