The large tubs of spinach that we buy at H-E-B are useful long after the spinach inside is gone. I use mine to hold seedling pots, which makes it easy to move 6-8 around at one time. They also double nicely as a mini-greenhouse for my peppers with little effort. I poke holes in the four corners of two tubs using a knife, then I put one on top of the other and use binder clips to hold it together. The holes on the bottom let water out, while the holes at the top let out excess heat. The ambient temperature inside gets nice and warm and humid, and it doesn’t take too long to get the soil to the temperature that peppers love. I have been letting the peppers sit inside on a window sill, but it is so nice today, I brought them out.
I don’t let them bake in the direct sun all day – it does get quite warm in the greenhouse. I open it up from time to time, or I just take it off after four hours or so. Better yet, sitting on a window sill that gets part sun through the day seems to work just great.
I have a few other seedlings sitting outside today. They’re enjoying the nice weather. I also cut off a section of the oregano plant that had rooted and transplanted into another paper pot. Yes, obtaining a new oregano plant is just that easy.