Walls of Water out of milk jugs?

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Someone asked about this and now it has my curiousity going. Does anyone know how to make a Wall of Water out of a milk jug?

-- Joanne Schaefer (JoOhio1@aol.com), February 07, 2001


You need at least 6 milk jugs if I remember correctly. Just arrange them, filled with water, around a plant in a tight configuration. I don't know how well it would work though as I haven't personally tested them. I read about doing this a few years back.

-- Bob Johnson (Backwoods_Bob@excite.com), February 07, 2001.

Milk jugs are only supposed to last about 6 months before they begin to break down. I know that ones I've used for carrying water to plants only last about that long. So don't plan on building anything permanent out of them.

-- Joy Froelich (dragnfly@chorus.net), February 07, 2001.

It worked for me, I filled the jugs with dark foodcolor-ed water(for more heat)arranged so that the bed was covered with jugs with spaces left for the plants to go in(row cover could go over the top)you have to judge the timeing for the plants to not out grow the jugs before nights are warm enough, it all so worked for pre-heating the beds to start corn and okra early, and for temporary heat storage under plastic hoops.

-- Thumper (slrldr@aol.com), February 07, 2001.

Try 2 liter soda bottles hot glued together to form a ring. They also work wonders just filled with water and laid next to plants under floating row covers.

-- ray s (mmoetc@yahoo.com), February 14, 2001.

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