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Start your own vegetable or flower garden today with these gardening videos on seeds and planting.
You Will Need
- Knife or scissors
- Gal. milk jug
- Potting soil
- Half-hardy annual and perennial seeds
- Clear packing tape
- Liquid fertilizer
Cut the jug
Cut the jug horizontally with the knife or scissors, leaving a small attached piece that acts as a hinge where the handle is connected. Poke several holes in the bottom for drainage, around the top for air, and one in each side.
Fill with soil
Fill the carton with 3 to 4 inches of potting soil. Add water until the soil is moist.
Plant half-hardy annual and perennial seeds according to package instructions and then tape the cut you made around the jug with the packing tape.
Place in sun
Place the jug in a sunny area outside next to your house. Water it only when needed to maintain soil moisture.
Fertilize with a very diluted liquid fertilizer if sprouts turn yellow or light green, which indicates a lack of nutrients.
Plant after frost
Separate the individual plants and plant them in your garden after the last frost of the year.