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Polystyrene Containers for Seedlings

My tip is saving all the polystyrene cups you get at take outs, and use them for potting up seedlings. The take-away trays can be used as mini propagators sitting nicely along a sunny window; no need for a big glass house.


Source: My old auntie told me.

By Bubbleswire from Ireland

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February 24, 20110 found this helpful

My Mom was a great gardener and loved to share her perennials. Larger size coffee and soft drink cups were used to pass bits of plant things along. A 2 litre milk carton, cut down makes a great, free pot for passing along. The waxed milk containers are sturdy enough to last a long while outside so can be used for starting woody cuttings.

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February 25, 20110 found this helpful

While you are saving the containers, save the white plastic silverware. It makes great row and plant markers.


From my auntie, cut 2 liter soda bottles in half. The bottom half makes a nice plant starter for herbs that could easily be added to a simple macrame hanger for a last minute gift. Save the tops for hot caps for early crops.

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