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Growing Seeds, Winter Sowing, in Milk Jugs and Kitty Litter Jugs.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:24
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Roger Higgins explains how to make mini greenhouses for sowing seeds.

Roger Higgins explains how to make mini greenhouses for sowing seeds.

Meet Roger Higgins from Roger’s Backyard Nursery in Cranesville, Pa.  Every one of those plastic jugs next to Roger contains seeds.  Some are perennial seeds, some might be Dogwood Seeds, maybe some Japanese maple seeds.

Some of the jugs are milk jugs, the bigger jugs are kitty litter jugs.  If you look closely Roger has each jug numbered and he has a record in the house of what’s in each jug.  Pretty organized right?

Roger Higgins and Duston McGroarty discuss growing seeds in the rain.

Roger Higgins and Duston McGroarty discuss growing seeds in the rain.

In our recent trip to Roger’s nursery Duston and I shot several videos that day with Roger.  It was raining and at times pretty much pouring.  Duston was shooting the videos with an I-pad and we didn’t want the device to get soaked so Roger went in and got Duston this cute umbrella.  To protect the device of course!  Roger and I got soaked, I was taking stills with my phone and it got soaked.  But we had a good time as you’ll see in the videos as I post them.

And we captured a lot of great information.

Roger will tell you that he is a machinist by trade and knew little about growing plants until he found  But I have to tell you, Roger has been an awesome student and he has the coolest backyard nursery ever, and he sells a lot of plants out of his backyard in the rural community of Cranesville, Pa.  And he’s a nice guy!

Be sure to watch the video as Roger and I discuss how he grows these seeds and he explains how he makes these little greenhouses out of plastic jugs.  Roger is an innovator and he found a way to improve upon a method that has been around for a long time.

In the video you can see how wet we are!

Thanks Roger for allowing us to invade your backyard and tell Venice that a little rain won’t hurt her.  She stayed in the house!  However, I’ll bet during plant selling season she gets plenty wet on rainy days while she tends to selling plants when Roger is at work.

Great people both of them!  Love having them as Members.

For those of you who love to see the donkeys, I’ve created a page just for you, “The Donkey Chronicles”.

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