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67. Planters in the Home
The end of your growing season is coming nearer by the week, and you are stocking up your greenhouse to get ready for the season. You might find that some years you are short on money and canít afford to buy pots, or maybe you find that you have been buying too many seeds for the amount of pots that you have. There are simple solutions to this problem.
You can start months before the growing season and you can even ask friends and family to look around their home for Ďpotsí that you can use in the greenhouse that wonít cost you a cent!
You can use plastic containers from your home that donít have lids any more, you know, the Tupperware that fills out cupboards that doesnít get used because there are no lids.
You can use the butter dishes that are all emptied. Just rinse with hot water and a little bit of soap to get all the grease out.
You can use yogurt containers, pudding containers or sour cream containers to plant all types of seeds in.
If you use milk cartons in your home, you can easily cut off the cardboard top to plant taller type plant seeds in.
You can reuse plastic milk, juice or tea containers in the greenhouse by cutting off the tops and filling with soil. You may have to poke a hole or to in the bottom to let excess water drain off.
If you are having real problems finding containers you can use cardboard boxes for planting seeds, like shoe boxes, any type of box that has a wide opening on the one side will work great to get your seeds started.
Donít forget about jelly jars with wide tops, plastic soda bottle that you can cut off the tops and poke a hole in the bottom for drainage, and old coffee mugs that you donít use in the home any longer.
If you go to a yard sale, or discount store you can usually pick up a dozen coffee cups for as little as fifty cents and then you have a great planter that is ready to give away when the plant blooms. Get a little creative in your greenhouse and you will find that you can have many plants with out investing much money at all.
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