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Save and Re-Use Your Plastic Garden Supply Bags as Soaking Containers

By Polymerous
August 12, 2014

The original empty plastic bag containers for garden supplies such as fertilizer, dirt, compost, or mulch can be saved and re-used as plant soaking containers.

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Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Aug 12, 2014 11:38 AM CST
I save ALL the bags that I buy containing soil or mulch or whatever. I have a municipal site close to me where I can get all the mulch and compost I want, so I use them to transport that, and also for yard waste, leaf collection, plant soaking, plant sharing/'transport, everything. At the end of each season I hose them out, let them air dry, bundle them up, and store them in yet another reused bag! Once they are sufficiently full of holes, I finally recycle them.
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Name: Jean
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rocklady
Aug 13, 2014 11:17 AM CST
Jeanie, I also save bags. I'm with you. I re-use and re-use until they are trash themselves!
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Aug 13, 2014 11:51 AM CST
I'm an old lady, as you will know by reading the following. My mother grew up during the depression. She always washed and reused bread bags, jars, or any kind of container. She also snipped off buttons, hooks, zippers and so forth if any clothing was worn out. She used newspapers to wrap the garbage, and so on. Those who lived during that difficult time were recyclers the likes of which you don't see much any more. I used to think she was just weird, but over time I have taken up more and more of these practices because they make so much sense. I tip my hat to you.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Aug 15, 2014 2:38 PM CST
@foraygardengirl I'm probably an older lady and I grew up as a string saver. If it can be reused or re-purposed, I'm all for it.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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