Make a milk jug greenhouse

A milk jug greenhouse is a great way to reuse empty and clean milk jugs.

When it is too cold to plant seeds in the ground, you can start growing them in a milk jug greenhouse.

What you need:

  • clean, plastic milk jug
  • knife
  • seeds
  • soil
  • duct tape
  • water

What you do:

  1. Cut around the middle of the jug. Do not cut the part under the handle.
  2. Use the knife to make four to six small holes in the bottom of the jug.
  3. Fill the bottom of the jug with soil. Leave about an inch of space at the top.
  4. Plant your seeds in the soil.
  5. Water the soil until it is moist.
  6. Put the top of the jug back on. Seal the cut edges with duct tape.
  7. Place the jug outside in a sunny spot. If the soil looks dry, water it. You can transplant your seedlings into your garden when the weather warms up.

Adapted from Feast and Farm • Photo: Christie Case