Frugal Friday – Keeping Young Plants Warm

Friday, August 28, 2015

Milkjug ClocheIt’s difficult for tender young plants to withstand cold night temperatures. To keep them toasty warm and able to grow strong, cover them with an empty 1-gallon milk or water jugs. These inexpensive homemade cloches or mini greenhouses are great for shielding young plants from chilly nighttime temps or giving germinating seeds the warmth they need. Plus it will save you money for MORE SEEDS! because cloches are expensive.

Simply rinse the jug thoroughly, cut the bottom off and place over the seedling or germinating seed.

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