Homemade Recycled Milk Jug Greenhouses

Upcycle Your Used Milk Jugs and Get a Jumpstart on Sprouting Your Spring Plants

Topic: Gardening, Recycling, DIY | Type: Blended Indoor and Outdoor Learning

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Get a jumpstart on your spring and summer planting by creating homemade milk jug greenhouses. Urban Organic Gardener provides easy to follow instructions for upcycling your old milk jugs into handy greenhouses, using materials commonly found at home. Share your successes and works in progress with our community on the Project Learning Garden Facebook page!


  • Milk Jugs
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Plant Markers-Popsicle Sticks work well, what other materials could you use instead?
  • Permanent Markers
  • Seeds
  • Soil and Ammendments (optional)
  • Shallow Bin for Bottom Watering
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