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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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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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.
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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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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