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Less Mess When Repotting Houseplants

By Boopaints
November 16, 2012

When re-potting houseplants or containers inside your house, use a cheap plastic table cloth from the dollar store as a working surface. Easy clean up by shaking the mess into a garbage bin, or if ruined, you can toss them. I cut mine in thirds.

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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Nov 15, 2012 6:27 PM CST
That would beat the several sheets of newspaper that I use, with soil getting between the sheets. Thanks! Just in time, too, I have a few to repot.
Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Nov 15, 2012 7:00 PM CST

I can use that tip for some other messy jobs I have.

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Nov 15, 2012 8:21 PM CST
Good idea... I use a vinyl dollar store tablecloth to wrap the porch swing cushion so the cat hair, kitty footprints and barf won't stain it. I love having another use for them. Thanks!
Name: bree
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bree
Nov 15, 2012 8:39 PM CST
I just repot outside in a garden so the soil can just stay where its dropped. Good idea though and im sure plenty of people will use it.
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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Nov 17, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Yep, I get antsy to play in the dirt when it's cold outside, so I repot houseplants in the basement. Thumbs up
Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Nov 18, 2012 4:42 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. I moved from a home to an apartment and so this works really well for me right now. I do miss my gardening but balcony potted plants just have to do right now. The plastic table cloths come in handy.

Sometimes after a holiday they have them discounted too. I bought 4 valentines clothes for 25 cents each!
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Name: Renée
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KyWoods
Nov 19, 2012 4:52 PM CST
Wow, that's a great tip, too--Thanksgiving ones will be on clearance soon!
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Boopaints
Nov 20, 2012 10:40 AM CST
Hurray!
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