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Post  ralitaco on 10/3/2016, 6:45 pm

just thought I'd share...I figured if I thought it was neat everyone else would too.


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Post  Kelejan on 10/3/2016, 7:00 pm

Yes, it does look neat.  I like the way the seed packet can be located with the seed bed.

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Post  trolleydriver on 10/3/2016, 7:12 pm

@Kelejan wrote:Yes, it does look neat.  I like the way the seed packet can be located with the seed bed.

+1  Smile

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Post  ralitaco on 10/3/2016, 11:09 pm

@Kelejan wrote:I like the way the seed packet can be located with the seed bed.
I didn't notice that Embarassed

I know a lot of folks here like to recycle/upcycle so...

I am guessing you could also do something to use them as self watering tubs for seed starts. maybe invert some cups and put a couple of square pots in there or the 6 packs that transplants come in.

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Post  sanderson on 10/4/2016, 1:33 pm

I like it better than the clear 2-liter bottles cut open on their sides. The bottles allow solarization of the soil which would fry anything in my region. The bottles are good for cloches.

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Post  ralitaco on 10/4/2016, 6:24 pm

I used to work for Maola milk and we had a few fishermen that would buy empty 1/2 gallon cartons to store their fish in the freezer. They would put the fish in, add some water and seal the top. then they could easily stack them

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Post  sanderson on 10/4/2016, 7:35 pm

Trout out here. We would catch them in the high mountains, clean and salt to pack them back out on horseback/mule. Then rinse and freeze in filled milk cartons. What a good memory. Thanks.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/4/2016, 10:43 pm

The mralitaco wrote:just thought I'd share...I figured if I thought it was neat everyone else would too.

Love it! Very clever!

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