Thursday, April 18, 2013

Re-purpose: Create a Mini Greenhouse

Help protect seedlings, cuttings and give them a protective boost. Re-purpose a used plastic soda bottle into a mini greenhouse. Simply cut the bottom  off of the bottle, put it carefully over the seedling or cutting (in the ground or in a pot) and sink it into the soil enough so as to allow the bottle to stand upright without falling over.

Should it get a little too warm in the bottle, unscrew the cap to let some air in. Then, screw the cap back in place later on. Or, remove the bottle for a bit, then replace it a few hours later or before nightfall.

Works great, and is reusable year to year.

                             This is an example of a mini greenhouse housing a fig cutting.

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