Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Things to Repurpose in the Garden

Every day is Earth Day here.
We try to repurpose as much as we can.
Here are a few ideas you might want to try out 
in your garden this season.
Not only will you save money, but
Mother Earth will thank you!



Baling twine-use for trellising, staking plants,  dividing sections of SFG, or binding bouquets for drying,
"Flag" certain plants (milkweed leaves with eggs), use to hang up tools (drill hole in handle)



 Branches-stakes, use as fencing or raised bed sides, mark off plants off-season (tulips)

Clothespins-plant markers, use to hold thorny plants that need pruning 



Fabric-cut strips of fabric from old dishtowels or t-shirts and use when staking plants.




Paper towel/tp rolls-make seed pots, support stems, use as collars around stem to keep pests at bay.

Plastic 2-liter bottles-use as a cloche for plants in winter, drill small holes in the cap and use as a waterer, cut off top, poke holes in the bottom for drainage, and plant shallow-rooted crops.





Plastic water jugs-plant markers, hold seedling trays, fertilizing cell packs 



Pot shards-bird feeders

Strawberry containers-mini-greenhouses, starting seeds



Straws-helps to plant small seeds right where you want them, use for plant markers

Tie wraps-staking



Yogurt containers-collars, holds small seeds before sowing, seed starting,

Wire-staking