DIY Seedling Protectors
July 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
I’ve lost 75% of my butternut squash seedlings, not to insects, but to the birds controlling the insect population in my vegetable bed. So after I replanted, it seemed like a good idea to protect my new seedlings. First, I considered using clear glass jars as cloches, but discarded the idea because I was concern that the closed environment might get too hot. Instead, I clipped the top and bottom off a few Sparkling Ice bottles and press them into the soil around the seedlings.
Finger’s crossed, but so far I haven’t lost any more butternut squash seedlings.