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Old 03-26-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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Thrifty planter ideas?

My DD is doing some preK work and we wanted to make some pots or something to plant a few veggies indoors for some science discussion. Any ideas on what I could use as pots/drain tray? I was thinking sawed off milk cartons... would that work? If so - any ideas for a drain tray?


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Old 03-26-2013, 02:33 AM   #2
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Re: Thrifty planter ideas?

Here's an idea using beans and a rolled up newspaper as the pot:

And here is how to make one out of a soda bottle - this becomes the drain tray and the planter. You cut ti in half and put one half inside the other. You might be able to do it with a milk jug too!
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
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if you get milk in carton thinks, plastic milk or soda bottles, cups I have seen and heard of too but draining I don't know. the cut off part of the containers? Plastic bowl that the item fits in?
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Re: Thrifty planter ideas?

We're using sour cream / yogurt type containers with some holes cut in the bottom and the lid as a drainage tray.
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I've seen cardboard egg cartons used, you can even just separate off each little section and plant it like that.
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One year I started plants in egg cartons. I used the egg divits for the plants and the lid part underneath it for excess water. They were the cardboard type cartons.
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I did this for starting my seeds this year. Newspaper Pots I put them in a tin foil cooking trays that I got from the dollar store and wrapped them lightly in saran wrap until I got some seedlings going. But I think anything plastic would work as well.

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