plastic pots that plants come in?" Here are 10 ideas for keeping them out of your trash bin ... While it's more green to start your plants from seed or a clipping, it's understandable that some people don't have the time, patience or success with this method. ThisOldHouse has put together a collection of 10 ideas on how to reuse those pots. Here are a few from their list that stood out. Some are better than others. If you think you can do better, let us know!
- Displace Dirt in a Larger Pot: When repotting a plant, turn a plastic pot upside down in the new, larger container and add soil around it to reduce the need for potting soil.
- Protect Saw Blades: Flip seedling trays upside down and use the crevices to store saws or workshop knives so that the blades don't get damaged in storage.
- Clean Fruits and Veggies: Use as a strainer to clean dirt off the fruits and veggies from your garden.
- Lift a Paint Project Off the Ground: Use four small pots to prop up a cabinet door or piece of trim so you can paint the sides.
- Organize Cables or Electric Cords: Bundle and stash cords in upside-down pots in a garage or workroom. When cords are in use, pull the needed length through the bottom hole, enlarging it as necessary.
- Organize Hardware: Sort and store nuts, bolts, nails, and odds and ends.
- Use as a Twine Dispenser: Insert twine, in a roll or ball, and thread through a hole in the bottom.
- Sorting Spare Change: For encouraging kids to save or for saving those quarters for laundry day.
- Store Christmas Ornaments: While they'll have to be small ornaments, a seeding tray would work to keep them from being crushed.