Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A garden tip

Use packing peanuts as filler under the soil in large garden containers.
You will use less soil and your containers will be lighter.

An even better idea is to put the peanuts in a mesh vegetable sack. Then when you're ready to remove them you can simply pull out the sack, rinse them off and use them again.

Just a little garden tip I use and thought I'd share with you.



Donna said...

Oh, This is a great tip Donna! Thanks!

Cherrie said...

great ideal!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I do that! I learned the hard way to put the peanuts in a mesh sack. It was very hard to get the peanuts and roots separated!

Happy@Home said...

Great tips, Donna. I have heard of using packing peanuts, but not putting them in a mesh bag. That makes a lot of sense.
Thanks for sharing.

linda said...

What a great tip! I'll give it a try the next time I do some planting.

Zuzana said...

That is a great tip.;) I use ready made leca beads for the same purpose, they are easily obtained in all the garden centers here and quiet inexpensive.;)
Lovely pictures.;))

Sherri said...

Donna, what a great tip! I'll put that in my tip file-thanks so much!! Every little bit helps!

Catherine Holman said...

Wow! Just in time! I have two huge pots to get ready for my front porch. I hate waisting that much potting soil.

Beverly said...

Wow, thanks for sharing the idea about the mesh bag. We will definitely use that one.

Rhondi said...

I've used the peanuts but never thought to put them in a bag. Thanks for the tip!