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Start Plants in a Coffee Can

By woofie
March 9, 2012

If you want to get an early start on a plant that is difficult to transplant, start it in a coffee can. Cut the bottom off the coffee can and replace it with the plastic lid, with a few holes punched in it for drainage. When it's time to set it out, you can either take the bottom off and slide the whole thing out, or just remove the bottom and plant the entire can. A pair of post hole diggers makes just the right size hole.

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Mar 9, 2012 8:05 AM CST
You're so smart - what a great idea!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 9, 2012 9:07 AM CST
Thank you! *Blush*
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taters55
Mar 9, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Great idea, I use paper cups, and remove the bottom. Love your dog!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 9, 2012 12:36 PM CST
I've used paper cups, too, but the coffee cans are great for things that are a bit slow growing and/or have extensive root systems.

That's a pretty doggie you have there, too! Siberian?
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Marilyn
Mar 9, 2012 5:50 PM CST
Excellent idea Woofie! I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Thumbs up Thumbs up

Those two doggies look like the same breed! (yours and Linda C.'s)

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 9, 2012 7:00 PM CST
Thanks, Marilyn! The original purpose of this idea was to help prevent our industrial strength weeds from growing up around the roots of my tomato plants when I first started my garden here. And it worked so well for that, I've just started using it for other difficult situations, too.

My guys are Alaskan Malamutes; Linda's doggie has blue eyes, which is why I was wondering if hers was a Siberian Husky. Picky, picky, picky..... Hilarious!
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canadanna
Mar 9, 2012 7:53 PM CST
Great idea. I will have to start drinking more coffee!
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Marilyn
Mar 9, 2012 10:25 PM CST
woofie said:Thanks, Marilyn! The original purpose of this idea was to help prevent our industrial strength weeds from growing up around the roots of my tomato plants when I first started my garden here. And it worked so well for that, I've just started using it for other difficult situations, too.

My guys are Alaskan Malamutes; Linda's doggie has blue eyes, which is why I was wondering if hers was a Siberian Husky. Picky, picky, picky..... Hilarious!


Hilarious! Thumbs up

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