Sue came across this article about sowing seeds in the winter using mini-greenhouses out of milk cartons or two-liter soda bottles (or anything similar). Once again, this is the kind of idea I like: easy to do and inexpensive, assuming you have the containers, which we do, from the club soda we like to drink. 🙂 The nice thing about these too is that the seedlings are apparently already hardened!
And so, I obtained some seeds for vegetables that apparently can grow in the winter — cabbage, broccoli, beats and peas — and started making our little greenhouses…
After removing the label, I drilled 1/8 inch holes in the very bottom:
And also up about 3/4-1 inch, all to try to make sure water can flow through so it does not sit and rot the seeds and roots:
Then, I made a starter slice in the side, and cut around, leaving maybe 2 1/2 inches uncut for the bend:
And then, it was off to the garden. Here is one with the soil in it, and then set in place in the mulch garden bed:
And here are the first results!
And finally, this is where we are as of yesterday morning:
And those same first sprouts! They even survived the snow we recently had:
Excellent! Thanks to the Lord for granting the germination and seedling growth!
Many of the seeds have sprouted, so we’ll have to see how this progresses through the winter, as God might grant.
We are thankful to Him for being able to work to grow our own food, and new and creative ideas, and we pray He might indeed grant provisions from the garden, in accordance with His will!