The following is a technique relating to Wintersowing.
For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Wintersowing is a method of starting seeds for your garden.
No need for complicated light setups or heat mats or any of the bother that starting seeds indoors using traditional methods is usually associated with.
No need to buy expensive seed starting flats.
You simply sow your seed in easily prepared, "found", recycled containers and set them out in the yard in the dead of winter.
They freeze, they thaw, get snowed and rained on and, come Spring, grow.
Sounds crazy but it works. Just like it does in nature.
This post deals with preparing the most popular container.
The Gallon Milk Jug
Step 1: Supplies
You will need some or all of the following:
- Clean, empty gallon containers
- A knife (paring, utility, etc.) to make a starting hole for the scissors.
- A cheap soldering iron to create drainage holes in the bottom of the container
The soldering iron is not strictly neccesary but makes for easy work if you have one.
You could simply cut some slits with the knife.