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After the cups are in, we cover the sides and top with plastic wrap.  This creates a greenhouse-effect to hold in moisture and heat to help the seeds to grow.

Covering the sides and top with plastic wrap creates a greenhouse-effect to hold in moisture and heat helping seeds grow.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I start my summer garden in December and January, using a neat trick called “Winter-Sowing.” Winter-sowing is an outdoor method of seed germination (invented by Trudi Davidoff) which requires just two things: miniature greenhouses (made from recycled milk jugs) and Mother Nature. You can winter-sow your way to a beautiful garden, too…for pennies. Here’s how:

Winter-Sowing Winter-sowing is an outdoor method of seed germination which requires just two things: miniature greenhouses (made from recycled milk jugs) and Mother Nature. You can winter-sow your way to a beautiful garden, too…for pennies.

What Size Pot? Use the guide for the minimum pot size for many vegetables and herbs. This guide is for one plant per container unless noted otherwise; if you want to plant multiples, go up at least one size. Be sure to give plants proper support. Insert a tomato cage or trellis in the pot for tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and peppers.

A list of what size pot to grow vegetables in. how helpful! Might be why my chili pepper plant has only given use 1 pepper! How does my garden grow

Vegetable growing trick sheet ... This is a pretty awesome piece of information! And, for a convenient place to plant, turn to BloomBagz! For more information, visit www.bloombagz.com!

Become a vegetable growing pro in no time with this handy cheat sheet. A Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet - infographic (UK)

Florida Survival Gardening: How To Grow A Peach Tree From a Pit. I NEED to do this. I love peaches!!

How to grow peach tree from pit gardening tip is a frugal way to add a tree start to your homestead orchard. Make sure you like The Homestead Survival and

Inexpensive Mini Greenhouses- i might need this when we finally get to build our raised beds for the garden..

Inexpensive Mini Greenhouses - These worked PHENOMENALLY for seed starting this year. It was nice to be able to easily carry them all in when there was a frost warning. I kept the lids on during the day to keep heat/moisture in. Love this idea!

1tsp epsom salts in 4 c warm water....spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium... especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses.........green bell pepper plants

epsom salts in 4 c warm water.spray on plant and then 10 days later it produces more fruit due to boost of magnesium. especially for tomatoes, peppers and roses.green bell pepper plants - Gardening In Your Yard

Best Container Gardening Vegetables | Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

Here are my 5 favorite container vegetables for beginning gardeners, plus container gardening tips and tricks for a great harvest. Here are my 5 favorite container vegetables for beginning gardeners,…

You don’t need a greenhouse to produce healthy, vigorous transplants: how to grow from seed.

How To Start Seeds

Starting from Seeds: You don’t need a greenhouse to produce healthy, vigorous transplants.

Much of the country has been (or still is) buried in snow and frozen temperatures for the last several months. But spring is knocking at the door, and you know what that means, right? It's almost time for gardening. Starting seeds indoors can be a great way to get a head start, and it's extra easy with the help of a plastic chicken container. Although I'd like to tell you that I cook up every chicken from scratch in my kitchen, that just isn't true. The $5 grocery store chicken is a great…

Turn Plastic Chicken Containers into Indoor Greenhouses

DIY Newspaper Seed Pots - no tape or glue!    --giving this a try this year instead of buying peat pots

Newspaper Activities Day 8: Seed Pots

DIY Newspaper Seed Pots - no tape or glue! Give this a try this year instead of buying peat pots! Fun project when gardening with kids!

Starting seeds in plastic berry containers!  Great repurposed idea!

A Song of Sixpence: starting seeds for your garden - recycling plastic containers, great idea. Have a bunch of flower seeds to get started!

Homemade Miracle Grow, aka compost tea... basically egg shells & coffee grounds that sit in a cool spot for about a week.

My Purple Brick Road: Works for Me.Homemade Miracle Grow (egg shells and coffee grounds steeped in water for about a week)

Milk jug greenhouse

Milk Jug Seed Starters: This simple technique was developed for seeds that need to spend a winter outside before they will germinate, but it’s also a great method to start garden seeds in late winter if you don’t have indoor lights or a cold frame.

Fish tank converted into mini greenhouse for starting seeds indoors.  Plastic wrap stretched across the top is opened or removed as plants start to grow to avoid killing/steaming/overheating them.

Fish tank converted into mini greenhouse for starting seeds indoors. Plastic wrap stretched across the top is opened or removed as plants start to grow to avoid killing/steaming/overheating them. Love this idea.

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