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Oct 15, 2011 6:43 PM CST
|Helps with drainage too. |
Orchids do well with this planting method.
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Oct 15, 2011 9:07 PM CST
|And you don't have to use as much potting soil to fill the container! Plus it puts those annoying peanuts to good use |
Oct 15, 2011 9:30 PM CST
|Good tip. I've used it in the past. |
Guess you'd want to be sure to not use the "peanuts" make of cornstarch... They melt when in contact with water.
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Oct 15, 2011 10:18 PM CST
|As Susie said, be sure they are not the biodegradeable kind. I filled half a large container with packing peanuts for a topiary, woke up the next morning to a sunken topiary... tricky re-planting, but successful!|
But yes, a GREAT tip for recycling the regular packing peanuts!
Oct 16, 2011 4:25 AM CST
|And not just the peanuts, I also break up the big chunks that are used for packing electronics and use those in a similar fashion.|
Good point about being aware not to use the biodegradable kind, thanks for pointing that out!
Oct 16, 2011 6:16 AM CST
|This tip works very well. Saves both money and your back. I highly recommend it. |
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Oct 21, 2011 7:15 PM CST
|Don't have access to peanuts but egg cartons and mushroom boxes work.|
Jun 15, 2013 10:12 AM CST
|Maybe this is where I got this idea from lol....anyway I used it about two days ago and love that the pots are lighter and easier to move.|
Oct 10, 2013 9:04 AM CST
I hope you put a barrier between the peanuts and the soil?
If not when you replace soil or dump pots it takes a very long time to sort peanuts from soil (from experience)
I just use weed barrier It lets water drain through .
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Jul 20, 2014 8:26 AM CST
|I do something similar but use empty drink cans, with the holes facing downward, covered with a layer of landscape fabric. |
On extra large pots I use two layers of cans.
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