Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 1:01 am

» Please Welcome Our Newest Forum Moderator!
by Kelejan Today at 12:40 am

» Can i just mix up the Mel's mix right in the garden box?
by yolos Today at 12:13 am

» Flowers that easily reseeded
by yolos Today at 12:07 am

» The Research Journey:Composting Leaves Only
by yolos Today at 12:01 am

» Sanderson's experiments with Bio-Flora Ag Products
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:34 pm

» Jade Plant
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:21 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:17 pm

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:33 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:01 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:53 pm

» Fun Spider addition to Home Page
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:49 pm

» Fall garden push
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:39 pm

» The Research Journey:Back to Eden Organic Gardening 101 Method with Wood Chips VS Leaves Composting Garden Soil
by plantoid Yesterday at 6:47 pm

» The Research Journey:Growing in a Raised Wood Chip Organic Gardening Bed
by has55 Yesterday at 7:16 am

» The Research Journey:Building Healthy Soil
by has55 Yesterday at 7:13 am

» the Research Journey:How to Grow Large Healthy Organic Tomatoes
by has55 Yesterday at 7:07 am

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:23 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:28 am

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 10/24/2016, 11:50 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by jimmy cee 10/24/2016, 10:44 pm

» Notice: Gluten-free Recipes Sub-Forum- Up and running!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 10/24/2016, 9:20 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/24/2016, 8:56 pm

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by Scorpio Rising 10/24/2016, 8:52 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by rajmahendra 10/24/2016, 8:36 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 10/24/2016, 1:23 pm

» last chance to pre-order baker seeds-rare seed catalog
by sanderson 10/24/2016, 12:48 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie 10/24/2016, 7:37 am

» Mason bees
by Scorpio Rising 10/23/2016, 8:45 pm


Search SFG Forum

To protect those baby direct-sow seedlings....

View previous topic View next topic Go down

To protect those baby direct-sow seedlings....

Post  Megan on 5/13/2010, 10:47 pm

This is what I came up with. We have had thunderstorms the past few days (thankfully nothing like the horrendous rain in other parts of the country) and I was afraid some of my newest shoots would be damaged. So I cut off the tops of a bunch of 1-liter water bottles and used them. It kept off most of the direct pounding rain and now the sun is out, I am seeing some nice condensation inside, too!

I also sliced the main body of the water bottles into cylinders and have used those, too. They have a tendency to blow away, though... I've been using twigs to try to anchor them, or twist them into the ground, but I am afraid to dig them in too deeply lest I harm any roots. The bottle tops on the other hand seem to be low profile enough they don't catch the wind and have stayed in place so far.


Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 49
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: To protect those baby direct-sow seedlings....

Post  Chopper on 5/14/2010, 3:30 am

Very clever! Love it.


Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: To protect those baby direct-sow seedlings....

Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/14/2010, 8:29 am

Brilliant idea! I think I'll put out the word that I could use some 1 lt. bottles. I'm already gathering 2 lt bottles from friends to make my own "walls of water" for next spring. Folks around here are beginning to wonder about me...

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: To protect those baby direct-sow seedlings....

Post  dansamy on 5/14/2010, 10:01 am

Must be the bats in the belfry.


Female Posts : 24
Join date : 2010-05-10
Age : 41
Location : Coastal Alabama 8A/Bish

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: To protect those baby direct-sow seedlings....

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:20 am

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum