Got milk? (jugs)

Now is a good time to save empty plastic milk jugs to use as protective covers for your tomato and pepper plants and other seedlings you plan to plant this spring. Rinse out the jugs a few times and let them dry before cutting an inch or so off the bottom. I started saving mine in January and have a dozen ready to go if spring ever does arrive.

Once your seedlings are planted, place the jug on top and put a stick through the hole where the lid had been to keep the container in place. Milk jugs make great little hothouses for individual plants and protect them from rabbits and other critters until they’re past that tempting, tender stage. Take the jugs off when the weather sufficiently warms and when the plants begin to outgrow them.

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