Don’t toss out those annoying styrofoam peanuts that came with your mail order. Use them next time you repot a large plant.
Next time you’re repotting a plant in a large planter fill the bottom half of the pot with foam peanuts. Your pot will be much lighter and they allow for drainage.
Turn a rotten sweet potato into a blooming vine with “Don’t Throw It, Grow It!” Author Deborah Peterson. Peterson explains how to grow houseplants from fruits, vegetables, and nuts, with ideas for recyclers and activities for parents and kids to share.
Instead of buying expensive potting soil – I can’t even bring myself to buy it at Big Lots – I make my own. Continue reading →