I love working in the greenhouse growing flowers and vegetables even in the winter months but this weekend I decided to try winter sowing in milk jugs. I tried this experiment last winter but didn’t really know what I was doing so I did more research and decided to try again. I gathered my supplies, made the mini-greenhouses, and started the process. Join me as I start winter sowing to see what grows outside in the next months before spring.
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Winter Sowing Project (part 1)
I’m really hoping that by starting seeds in milk jugs I will have strong seedlings ready to transplant in the flower gardens and get a boost to the growing season!
- Empty Milk Jugs
- Exacto Knife
- Duck Tape
- Hot Glue Gun
- Potting Mix
Collect milk jugs (or other plastic containers like 2-liter bottles, fresh fruit plastic containers, or totes). Make sure to rinse them out so you don’t end up with a sour smell.
Carefully use a project knife and split the milk jugs in half leaving a ‘hinge’ at the handle.
Use a heated glue gun with no glue sticks to melt drainage holes in the bottom of each jug.
Fill each jug with approximately 3-4 inches of potting mix.
Plant a handful of seeds in each jug and then use ducktape to securely close the milk jug.
Will I end up with strong seedlings ready to transplant into my garden in a few months? I’m not really sure, but according to all the blogs and facebook groups, winter sowing is a real thing!
Have you ever tried this? Did you have success? Got any tips? I’d love to hear!