Winter Sowing

suneagleJune 11, 2014

Concerning the proper type of container for sowing seeds. Try this. Fill a 4" plastic pot with soil 1/2" from the top. Cut the bottom out of an empty 2 liter soda bottle. (This should be done no higher then 1" from the bottom, any higher and the bottle will be too large for the pot.) Seed, water, place the bottle on the pot (small pieces of tape will hold it snug). If your "greenhouse" gets too warm or wet, remove the cap, otherwise it won't need any attention until planting in the garden.

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butchfomby

SOW DIRECT IN GROUND AFTER FIRST COUPLE OF FREEZES...COVER WITH ABOUT TWO INCHES OF MULCH, LEAVES ETC...SOW WHERE YOU WANT TO GROW IT, NO TRANSPLANTING...I AM IN EAST OKLAHOMA....THE INDIAN

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:00AM
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caryltoo Z7/SE PA

How about you just cut that 2L bottle in half, put 3-4 inches of dirt in the bottom half, sow, water and push the top half over the bottom half. No tape needed. I've done this for years. And take the cap off from the very start -- you want water and snow to get in. Don't forget drainage slits, too.

And WS is much easier than direct sowing, Butch, not to mention fun and organized. And animals don't eat the seeds, or a heavy rain doesn't wash them away.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 11:07AM
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