Make a Grapefruit Rind Planter

We love grapefruit this time of year. Its fresh taste and scent is just the sunshine needed on gray winter days. That same scent is also appealing for other uses, like housecleaning or even scrubbing the bath tub. Here's one more use to add to its mighty repertoire:

Use the rind as a planter! This video from Wonder How To shows you the basics. Also see a similar project (pictured up top) at Family Chic.

Of course, this will only work as a temporary planter when used indoors. However, when we're on the other side of winter, closer to planting season, you can keep on doing this and plant the entire thing right in the ground when the earth thaws. The grapefruit rind makes a perfect biodegradable container for plant starters!

Image: Family Chic

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.