Winter Sowing Project (part 1)

I love working in the greenhouse growing flowers and vegetables even in the winter months which is why I love winter sowing. This is a fun way to enjoy playing in the dirt during the middle of the winter. Gather your supplies, make the mini-greenhouses, and start 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)

Last year, I had some great success with sweet peas and am excited to see what all will grow this winter season. 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!

Materials Needed

  • Empty Milk Jugs
  • Exacto Knife
  • Duck Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Potting Mix
  • Seeds


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!

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