Winter sowing…

I have never had any success starting seeds indoors. I don’t know if they don’t get enough light or if I just started with such a lack of knowledge that they were bound to fail!

So this year I decided to try a method called “winter sowing”. You basically make a mini greenhouse out of a pop bottle or milk jug. Then you place them outside and let nature take care of the rest. Because it works like a greenhouse, heat traps from the sun keeping plants warm and watering the plant through condensation.

How-To: Pop Bottles
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All you need is a bottle and scissors!

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Cut the bottle in half!

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Using the end with the opening, cut slits about two inches long.

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The slits should now allow you to place the top inside the bottom.

How-To: Milk Jug (sorry no pics)
You need a jug and scissors.
Cut the jug leaving an inch or two attached as a hinge. Cut below the handle but not much lower.

Then you plant!!

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