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.

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