Gardening Ideas forum: Empty vitamin bottles

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Name: Nancy
Upper East Side of Texas (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Region: Texas Canning and food preservation Master Gardener: Texas Daylilies Echinacea
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Maxmom98
Sep 14, 2017 3:05 PM CST
I save these and their silica packs to store seeds, perfect!
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
Sep 14, 2017 4:28 PM CST
Excellent! And the silica keeps them dry.

How do you label them?
AKA Joey.
Name: Nancy
Upper East Side of Texas (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Region: Texas Canning and food preservation Master Gardener: Texas Daylilies Echinacea
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Maxmom98
Sep 15, 2017 11:31 AM CST
oh, I use blue painter's tape....after I remove the original label. Most of the bottles are not clear plastic, but you can still see the seeds. Blue tape is easily written on and removable for the next year's seed.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
Sep 15, 2017 11:43 AM CST
Maxmom98 said:oh, I use blue painter's tape....after I remove the original label. Most of the bottles are not clear plastic, but you can still see the seeds. Blue tape is easily written on and removable for the next year's seed.


That's another excellent idea! I've used regular labels but they're a bear to cleanly remove. Painter's tape! Never would have thought of that one. Thumbs up
AKA Joey.
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
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comgoddess
Sep 16, 2017 8:32 AM CST
This would be a great use for all those prescription pill containers that keep piling up. You could also use masking tape as a label.
Name: Joanna
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Vermiculture
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joannakat
Sep 16, 2017 8:44 AM CST
comgoddess said:This would be a great use for all those prescription pill containers that keep piling up. You could also use masking tape as a label.


Yes! Both the vitamin and the Rx bottles are made to keep light out. But I love the painters-tape idea because I've found that masking tape tends to degrade over time, and is close to impossible to clean off.

Maybe that's why painters tape was invented in the first place. I don't remember it being around in the 60s.
AKA Joey.

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