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Transplanting Your Garden Couldn't Be Easier With This Milk Jug Hack
When you transplant your tender seedlings, cover them with an empty plastic milk jug to reduce transplant shock and protect them from the elements while the roots get established.
Turn the jug on its side and cut 2 inches off the bottom with a utility knife. Use the top as a plant cover and mini greenhouse that lets in light and traps heat and moisture.
You can use gallon jugs for squat plants and half-gallon jugs for taller plants. When it gets windy, push a stick through the hole into the soil to keep the cover in place.
The milk jug cover will also protect your seedlings from hungry small animals like birds or rabbits. You can even cut some of the jugs in half to start veggie seedlings indoors.