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Thread: Growing plants in Soda-pop bottles

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    Hi:new post: This may be old -hat to most of you, but I wonder how many of you slice a 2 liter soda pop bottle in half and use the bottom half of the bottle for dirt and the plant; and the top-half for a dome to fit over it to provide heat if warmth & heat are needed to start its growth. Don' t ask me which ones to try. I know my sister-in-law had lots of them around the house with plants growing in them. I loved the idea because you can afford to have more flowers and recycle at the same time. ......

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    I'm planning to save some of the bottles with the bottom cut off to use in the garden to stop the neigborhood bunnies from mowing down my garden. I figure that setting these over some of the veggies will help discourage them.

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    We have used this to start garden plants. We usually use the reg size to start with then if the plant progresses enough before planting season starts we move it to the 2 liter. I have a roll around cart that I can put 2 layers on and put it in front of the patio door facing south for the sun. Works pretty well. After transplanting outside you can use the dome for frost protection.

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    or gallon milk bottles

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    What a great idea. I have a shelf with some grow lights. Last year I grew some herbs and small greens in there for the WInter. Was wonderful til the cat got in there and decided she liked spinach, she ate off the tops of ALL the baby spinach one day while I was in the shower, lol!
    I need to get growing some stuff, I miss my garden so bad in the Winter!

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    I have used egg cartons with plastic wrap over it to get seedlings started. It is getting that time.

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    Yup! Used plastic bottles, egg cartons, soup cans, etc. for years and years. I too am itching to start growing my seeds but its too early. I have a big bay window in my kitchen that gets plenty of sun, but still add lights. I save seeds yearly and swap with friends. Its fun dreaming when looking out the window at all the snow and looking inside at the seed catalog that just came in the mail. Of course those photos are the best of the best, not like my garden. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    or gallon milk bottles
    One of my dad's friends does this every year. He is a farmer and grows acres and acres of stuff. But he always does a nice garden of cantaloupe. He always puts the milk jugs on them. Grows the best cantaloupe I have ever eaten

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    What a great idea. I have a shelf with some grow lights. Last year I grew some herbs and small greens in there for the WInter. Was wonderful til the cat got in there and decided she liked spinach, she ate off the tops of ALL the baby spinach one day while I was in the shower, lol!
    Spider plants don't stand a chance in my house! I have one now that is about six inches off of the ceiling; until cats fly, it's safe. Of course, the plant babies are goners. :-)

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    There is a website-Gardenweb.com.I have been a memeber for many years.They have a winter sowing forum using soda bottles and anything else you can put dirt in.There are a lot of uses for them....I am a winter gardner.I grow Hellebore plants and my yard is in full bloom and green all year around.I love sewing so thats why i want to do some quilting.....the website if FREE to join........check it out

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