Recycle Garden Tip – Coke and Pepsi crates

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Recycling tip for container gardening

Posted by Denise

I enjoy recycling materials in gardening when I can. The money I save on gardening supplies can be put toward new plants and seeds.  This week in my garden recycling projects I picked up garden pots, some of which will need repaired. With all the perennial plants I start I need all the containers I can find.

As I was looking for directions of how to repair a plastic pot I came across this use for old Pepsi and coke crates. These crates being made of plastic will hold up to weather and water and could be used for years.

What I enjoyed the most about this you tube was the use of the crates for proper drainage and the way this man has created waist high garden beds in his back yard by recycling items.


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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.