Monday, January 19, 2015

Early Garden Tasks: Saving Milk Jugs

It's time to start thinking about the garden.  In January, I start saving all of my milk jugs so I can use them to start seeds in at the end of February.    You can save any size jug.   I like the gallon ones because they hold more seeds, but I've used 1/2 gallon and quart sized ones, too - especially for starting onions. 

Just rinse the jugs out well and toss them in a box until you're ready to cut them up for seed starters.  You don't need to save the lids.

4 comments:

  1. Nice! I did some winter sowing last year using this method. Ended up with some really nice Gaillardia. What are you planning on starting this year?

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    1. I've had good luck with vegetables as long as I remember to bring them in from the cold frame if it gets down into the lower 20s or below. Onions, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers. THe rest I just sow in place. I want to start some cuttings of lavender and thyme this year, too. Also maybe some penstemon for the flower garden.

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  2. I do the same thing! But I usually save the tops, then cut them into pieces to divide the bottom into sections. It helps to keep the roots of the seedlings from getting tangled if it's a cold spring and I can't get the plants in the ground on time.

    Love your blog by the way!

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    1. So glad you like the blog! I only toss the little blue lids, the rest I save for cover. Our springs are unpredictable, too.

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