I have read a lot of the posts on winter sowing, but I am trying to figure out how to protect the containers from blowing away. I would very much like to try the WS method, but am such a newbie, that I don't know how to "contain" my containers, so to speak...any info would be very much appreciated! :-)
I have discovered if I buy 8 2 liter bottles at a time that they are more than willing to let me have one of the carriers that they get from the pop company, so I have been collecting as many as possible and a lot of mine are in those.
The ones that I didn't have those for I found boxes for so they look similar to poppysue's.
Call one of the companies that delivers milk to the stores - around here they sell them for $1 each, and they hold 4 one-gallon milk jugs and stack. I use them in the potting shed/garage for storage and even plant in them. I do it by putting a heavy duty garbage bag, poked full of holes in the bottom, into the plastic milk carriers. I have many of my brugs planted in them. They also come in a miriad of colors, in case you want them color-coordinated!
Great idea with the milk crates! Do you know approximately how many gallons they are? Or should I say how much soil do they hold? I may try that for brugs...and it would be a great way to hold winter sown containers as I could actually anchor it to the ground easily, and the soda "carriers" could be also! Thanks for the tips!
Alice - you must be telepathic - that's exactly what I did! I tried w/o slitting it and it wasn't cooperating so I slit it a bit. Thanks, poppy also! I have 2 bottles of hostas sitting on the front step! Anxiously waiting for spring for more reasons than one (warmth!!) now! I know, you folks that plants hundreds are now tee hee-ing at such a small beginning but it's just my first attempt at winter sowing. :)