How to Winter Sow Seeds in Milk Jugs
Instructions for sowing cold-hardy seeds in milk jugs for germination outdoors in winter.
Melissa J. Will
Milk jug (see-through plastic)
Scissors (Heavy duty)
Drill holes in base of clean milk jug to provide drainage.
Cut open clean milk jug horizontally around middle leaving section below handle to form hinge. Cut should be at least 4-inches above base.
Add 4-inches of moistened (water only) organic potting mix to base of milk jug.
Sow seeds following depth instructions on packet.
Label jug and add plant tag noting seed names, source, and sow date.
Tape or tie milk jug shut around middle, keeping lid off.
Place in sunny location outdoors away from wind or puddles.
Check jug on sunny or warm days (above freezing) and water potting mix as needed.
Transplant seedlings to garden following timing advice on seed packet.
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