I am working on my containers for January/February. Can I use the green pop bottles or shall I toss them and stick with clear ones? It's my first year so I want every advantage! :^) Thanks! Cynthia (Newbie)
Wonderful, Karen! I thought I'd read somewhere to use only the clear ones, but the green are as clear as the milk jugs are. My husband is a Diet Mt. Dew fan, so I have tons of green. For some reason, he doesn't want to drink another soda until I'm finished winter sowing, LOL. I think I'll also like the gallon jugs the best.
I keep hoping I'm not the only person in the world that WS won't work for. ~grins~ Thanks - I'll keep on now with my carton preparation! I'm planning for about 100-150 jugs since my gardens are all new, and I've promised flowers to tons of friends.
Don't worry. If you just follow the basics it will work great.
Important steps IMO
dampen potting mix throughout (i.e. stir and mix for even moisture) before filling and sowing
minimum 3" of potting mix
plenty of drainage holes
plant out seedlings with taproots while small
protect seedlings from excessive heat
protect tender seedlings (like zinnias, marigolds, cosmos) from freezing
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