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They Will Grow Wherever They are Planted

Most gardeners know that you can grow vegetables in pots instead of putting them in the ground. In our garden, we do both. Buying pots can be very expensive, so we started looking at everyday objects to find cheap and, sometimes, decorative alternatives.

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The pictures show nasturtiums growing in a hollow of a thriving tree, cucumbers just starting in a pair of old boots, Swiss chard in an old dishpan, potatoes in a storage bin (and a hammock strategically placed to keep the deer out of the garden and yes, it worked wonderfully), and tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant thriving in reusable shopping bags that we paid 50 cents for. We cut or drilled holes in containers that had no drainage, except the tree, and some old stumps.

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All of the plants did very well and gave us a lot of delicious veggies. So far it looks like all of them will be used again next year and beyond, though the garden is still growing, and the containers not inspected. Containers like storage bins are great for storing the other pots and equipment.

By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH

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October 25, 20110 found this helpful

I would like to see the other pictures that Copesetic 1 referred to.

Editor's Note: You should see a total of 5 photos in this post.

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October 25, 20110 found this helpful

I do the same. Here is a mug my late sister gave me that had a crack in it.

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Recycle is the best way to save things from the landfill. GG Vi

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November 3, 20110 found this helpful

Ooh, Great Granny Vi - I love that plant in your picture. What is it? It looks like it is going to bloom. I'll bet it's even prettier then.

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