Recycle and DIY Garden Scoop

Posted by @Eric4home on
Have you ever been working with soil mixes, peat moss, or fertilizer and had to stop and retrieve or look for your scoop?

I have, sometimes to the point of distraction.

So I came up with a remedy for that. We toss out or recycle scoops everyday. Drink jugs, salsa containers, and detergent or Clorox bottles are easily transformed into scoops, custom designed for their special purpose. Then you no longer have to remember where you last used your scoop. I have scoops made to a volume size and some special heavier ones for scooping up nuts and bolts. So let's go make a scoop for every bin and barrel you have.

To cut a scoop from a container, you may want to sketch it out with a marker. Then, using a heavy pair of shears, cut around the container. This is the safest method. You can also use a box knife, but be careful to always cut away from yourself.

If you apply a little glue to the threads of the caps, they will not work loose and get lost.

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Comments and discussion:
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
I usually use the other end by herrwood Jun 13, 2016 10:50 AM 1
Untitled by dera Jun 11, 2016 6:35 PM 1
Great use of "waste" items for a scoop. by Thomas75 Jun 11, 2016 6:20 AM 3
Love it!! by tabbycat Jun 10, 2016 11:04 AM 0



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