Gardening Tip- Large Planters

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Photo courtesy of Darren Hester’s photostream on Flickr

My friend Janel shared a great tip with me this morning that I would like to pass along.

In her large planters outside her front porch, instead of filling them completely with soil (which is expensive, and makes them SO HEAVY and hard to move) she re-uses packing peanuts!

She loosely fills a kitchen size  trash bag with the packing peanuts and places it in the bottom of her pots, and then fills the rest with soil.

NOTE:  If your peanuts are the environmentally friendly kind, you must double bag them before putting them in the pot, as any moisture will cause them to melt, 🙂

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