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For plant protection, try scouring flea markets for used bird and critter cages. Don't go to the pet store and pay for new ones. The cages can be bent or even broken; you'll probably take them apart anyway. Spray paint your cages a flat black, a bright white, or even a metallic silver to make them attractive for your patio decor, and then place your houseplants inside. This is a great way to make a window sill sitter into a hanging plant for the summer. It also protects them from bothersome critters.
If your garden plants are under attack, try taking the bottom off of a large guinea pig, hamster, or rabbit cage to leave only the wire top. Then, place it over the top of the plants when they are still young. It saves the effort of fencing in the entire garden for one plant or a set of seedlings. Rabbits eat all of my tender young shoots, so protection during the sprouting phase is all I need.
If you have plants or trees that you don't want, recycle by calling your City Hall and asking if their Parks and Rec. dept can pick them up for replanting. I do and it saves the city money and adds beauty to the parks. I plant the extras in pots for easy pick up. New home owners: use this tip when you move in if you don't like the landscaping. No need to throw away those rose bushes in the trash. Happy Gardening!
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I am looking for green ways to plant my garden, any tips? I already know about paper pots and plantable paper. Thanks.
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By Kimberli from McMinnville, OR
Does anyone have any tips for green gardening? Thank you.
Hardiness Zone: 9b
By Linda from Whittier, CA