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empty bottle used to create a greenhouse
Use a bottle to create a greenhouse (

Protect garden seedlings from spring frost by creating a mini greenhouse from an empty soda bottle.

Simply use a utility knife to slice off the bottom of the bottle, then place it over the seedling. The bottle will capture the sun’s energy and warmth during the day to help the plants grow quickly.

But if it gets too hot, you can simply twist off the cap and let some of that heat escape.

At night, put the cap back on to protect the seedling from the cold.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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