This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

sprouts in milk bottles

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My winter sowing bottles suffered from the heavy rains. They ended up half full of water after the big storm and I forgot to check on them until a week later. I poked holes and drained them finally (I have to remember to do this before setting them out next year!). So far two bottles have lots of little sprouts. Since I have my new cold frame, I might as well open them up and put them in the frame.

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4 Comments:

Blogger ~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What's in the milk jugs? Do you start those in the house or outside in the sun?

April 03, 2010 7:40 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Click on the link below the text "winter sowing". Previous posts will explain.

In February, bottles are filled with soil, seeded, put outside, and then ignored. Its an easy method for perennials, other hardy plants, and seeds that need cold stratification.

April 03, 2010 11:57 PM

 
Blogger ~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Thanks for the directions. Looks like you've had some success with this. I may try it next year. Do I need to get a gnome for protction? :-) Thanks for sharing your garden.

April 04, 2010 10:18 AM

 
Blogger Garth "The Gardener" said...

This is a pretty good idea. Here in Colorado they would freeze in febuary and march since those are our coldest months, in fact I woke up today to 6 inches of snow, at least it was all melted by 2:00 in the afternoon. I just build a little green house box a few days ago out of a shoe box and some thick plastic to sprout some chili peppers. It seems to be working pretty well. Im going to try this milk jug thing out anyways though.

April 07, 2010 9:27 PM

 

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