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I saw that idea last year and tried a slightly different version of it. We saved (clear) plastic juice bottles, cut off the bottoms, and placed over the seeds planted straight into the ground. This way I didn't have to fill jugs with potting soil or transplant later. On warm days I could take the lids off, or even the whole jar out of the ground and put it back for the nights we might get frost. Or if we had a hailstorm heading our way.

It worked fairly well; I was experimenting with how early we could plant using that method, trying to extend our growing season. The only problem was pulling the jugs out of the ground- they had to be carefully wiggled so as not to pull up all the packed dirt around the edges.

I didn't worry about the plastic in the soil all that much, as they were only about an inch into it and just for a few weeks.
 
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