Looking for a place to start your seeds? How about in 2-liter plastic bottles? To keep the roots from being exposed to direct sunlight use colored bottles. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Measure up 6″ from the bottom of a 2-liter bottle and make a mark.
  • Put a rubber band around the bottle at the mark to use as a guide for an even cut.
  • Cut along the rubber band and detach the top of the bottle.
  • Make a 2½” cut in the top piece, and insert it into the bottom of the bottle.
  • Invert the top piece into the bottom so the spout becomes a drain.
  • Wad up a paper towel and put it in the bottom near the spout to hold in the soil
  • Fill the part of the bottle with the spout with potting mix, and plant your seeds.
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Danny Lipford


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, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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