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Winter Sowing: milk jugs

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bluepoppy
Landisburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
1:41 PM

Post #9455012

do you have to have the top and bottom entirely taped shut??
I have done several and it seems to just tape the front the sides don't close entirely shut.
jvw
Clinton Township, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 19, 2013
4:57 PM

Post #9455174

I just taped in the corner. They don't close entirely. But I don't want mine to. I like that they can get moisture that way also and hopefully will vent them somewhat also, WHEN it FINALLY warms up here!
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

March 21, 2013
1:47 PM

Post #9457256

I do not tape them---yes it vents them and also allows moisture to go into the jugs.

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 21, 2013
3:06 PM

Post #9457329

I don't even use any tape at all to close the top to the bottom. I punch a hole just above and below the cut (which divides the top from the bottom), and use a twist-tie to hold it shut. This way there's more air circulation AND more ways for rain and snow to get into the containers.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 22, 2013
9:18 AM

Post #9458107

I too used to use twisty ties ... found worked better than tape... the duct tape never lasted the winter
but i broke my hole punch...

but I do like them "closed" as with the wind, the soil dries out too fast, once the potting mix is no longer frozen.
jvw
Clinton Township, MI
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9458305

I used Gorilla tape and it is holding up great! Plus I save a step not having to punch holes

speediebean

speediebean
Somewhere in, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9458441

Gorilla products are wonderful!!! I seem to be a bit "addicted" to my Husky knife, it's got a regular 'knife' side and a razor side, and that's what I use to poke my holes in my milk jugs. What can I say, I'm a girl, and my knife is pink! < =)

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