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Bottle propagator (see photo).

Posted: 07/12/2013 at 11:10

WO: Yes, that is another method. I liked the idea of a kind of sealed unit (warmth wise), hence not cutting all the way through the bottle. In the daytime they stand on the window sill catching the light, and then back on top of the fire surround at dusk when the curtains are closed.

5” now! When they reach the top of the bottle I will cut the neck off (and cut the base out of another bottle) and slip a second bottle on top. LOL

Bottle propagator (see photo).

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 19:57

Yes, they may become  "leggy" , but no great loss if they do-just something to experiment with during these short winter days.Either myself or Alex will post back with some photos and an update if the experiment is successful.

Bottle propagator (see photo).

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 14:39

I was thinking of a way of how to “get ahead” with my attempt at growing a couple of sunflowers. After germinating a couple of seeds in tiny pots (covered with a plastic coin bag & rubber band until germination), I came up with the idea of a placing the pots inside a clear plastic bottle. The seedling in the photo is about 3” tall, so hopefully I have a bit of a start as we are only in December.

These bottles can be slit lengthways and used as horizontal propagators to start a quantity of seeds off early, and can sit on a window sill. Just slit down one side and along the base leaving one side intact to use as the hinge.

I don’t drink soft drinks, but simply bought a couple of bottles of 17p value range lemonade just for the bottles, available from most supermarkets. If you want to put the contents to good use, simply buy the coke and use it to get oil off the driveway apparently.

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Bottle propagator (see photo).

DIY propagators-cheap & effective. 
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