But this simple and free milk jug seed starter is a great way to start...
- Cut a gallon milk jug in half horizontally. Leave one edge intact so that it will act like a hinge.
- You can throw away the cap. But, my creative son is wanting to save them to somehow make an outdoor "rug" with. Have them bottom up so that you can use it to scrape mud off shoes.
- Punch several drainage holes into the bottom of the jug.
- Fill the bottom with a few inches of potting soil.
- Moisten it well and plant the seeds.
- Close the top cover and secure with some duct tape.
- Place the jug inside a clear plastic bag and twist tie closed. Since it is in a clear plastic bag it is like its own greenhouse.
- Place in a sunny spot outside out of the way , so it will not be bothered or have to be moved.
- Before transplanting , harden off the seedlings by taking the jug out of the bag and propping it open.