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Starting Seeds in the Snow - planted jugs with seed packets in foreground
Snow on the ground doesn't need to hinder your getting an early start on planting your spring seeds. Grab some gallon milk jugs and follow the steps in this page for starting seeds in the snow.
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A class showed us how to start seeds in the snow! Simply punch holes for air and drainage in an empty gallon container, slice it partially open, but not completely. Leave a small section as a 'hinge' (See photo.) Fill with seedling soil and seeds, tape lid closed, write the date and the seeds you planted in the jug and place OUTSIDE, by a wall for a little extra protection and close enough to check on them.Starting Seeds in the Snow - display board

When the weather warms up enough (check moisture through cap hole and gently sprinkle if it needs moisture.) The seeds will start sprouting themselves when their weather conditions are right! Plus they will be hardened for transplanting too!

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Source: Penn State Extension Service

Starting Seeds in the Snow - planted milk jugs in the snow
Starting Seeds in the Snow - marks for holes around the top of jug
Starting Seeds in the Snow - side and bottom hole marks
Starting Seeds in the Snow - handle side view of marked jug
Starting Seeds in the Snow - split jug with hinge left
Starting Seeds in the Snow - bottom of jug filled with soil
Starting Seeds in the Snow - closed jug
Starting Seeds in the Snow - planted jugs with seed packets in foreground
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February 22, 20170 found this helpful
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I never knew you could do this!!! Terrific step by step picture directions to go with the wording!

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February 15, 20170 found this helpful

wish it was explaned better

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March 7, 20170 found this helpful

i also wish it was explained better

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February 8, 20180 found this helpful

I wish I could read the labels in the picture. Sounds like a fun idea.

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