How To Reduce Single-U Plastic In Your Gardening
If you’re someone who enjoys gardening and spending time outdoors, you’re probably also looking for ways to reduce your use of single-use plastics. Plant pots and seed trays are some of the most common plastic items we find in our sheds and outdoor spaces. However, you can also repurpose some common plastic items from the home to help in your garden.
An article for The Mail recently offered some advice about how you can help cut out some of this unnecessary plastic, and how you can use other bits and pieces you might have lying around.
For example, plastic bottles can make excellent cloches, providing protection to seedlings from pests and cold weather. Simply cut the top of the bottle off and place it over your plant.
When it comes to your own gardening paraphernalia, reuse as much as possible. If you’ve got more pots than you know what to do with, get together with your other green-fingered friends and swap items between yourselves.
Or you might be able to donate things like this to local schools or community groups to use in their outdoor spaces.
If you’re a creative type, you can make some wonderful things for your garden. One suggestion from the news provider is to cut two-litre plastic drinks bottles in half and using them to create planters – make sure you put some holes in the bottom for drainage and to allow air to circulate to the plants’ roots.
There are also examples of old tyres being used to create fun planters in gardens and other outdoor spaces, or you could even use old welly boots instead of plant pots for a quirky display in your garden.
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