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3/4/12 1:08 P

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I haven't ever tried milk jugs, but I've done it with water bottles and liter bottles leftover from soda. It looks like a good idea, but it was kind of a pain to keep the lids on, the wind kept blowing them off and I couldn't tape them because the water just made the tape slip off! I finally resorted to taking some straight sticks of my prunings from the yard to poke into the little pots and out the tops so the tops couldn't fly away!

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3/4/12 1:29 A

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I've actually done something similar but not exact. I started my pumpkins with milk jugs last year. That's cool how they did those though

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2/27/12 1:55 P

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I had tried the milk jugs but did it inside. I am definitely going to try this outside for the rest of the spring. Yea! A fun new garden experiment!

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2/27/12 12:01 P

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The French have used this method using what looks like five gallon glass wate bottles with the bottoms removed. I've only seen it from an old photograph. This looks like a great update of the same idea. Thanks for posting the link; I subscribed.

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2/27/12 10:58 A

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What a neat idea. We don't snow here. Extremely rare. Since we're near March now I'd saved to try out in Dec. Thanks!

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2/27/12 10:06 A

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Thanks so much for this link! I'm going to give it a try since I always want to start more seeds than I have room for under my grow lights. Now to just decide what to try! I'm thinking it would be perfect for cleome since they will come up every year but I always pull them thinking they're weeds LOL! Maybe some peas and possibly other cold weather loving vegetables.
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2/26/12 9:07 P

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I've never done this. Looks interesting.
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2/26/12 8:32 P

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That's not a bad idea... I would just need to collect some plastic bottles (we don't drink milk from plastic gallon jugs and don't buy soft drinks at all) and find a place to set it up. One or two might do and I could mix different things in the jugs (a couple of tomatoes - to see if they hold up okay - with some lettuce and basil). Just things that I am okay having extras of, I guess.

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No, I've never tried it, but it looks interesting. What if you try just 1 or 2 of them and expand it next year if you like it? And PLEASE let us know how it works out. : )

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2/26/12 6:57 P

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I've already started about 1/2 of my seedlings and am nervous to try this but I LOVE the idea of the low-maintenance aspect of it. I'm really curious if anyone has tried this or knows anyone who has! And if so - what were the results?

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