CONTAINER GARDEN TIP OF THE DAY

What do you do with your empty cardboard (not polystyrene) egg cartons and trays?

Some uses are obvious, like giving them to the local charity or school tuck shop that sells fresh eggs from farmers, or using some of them for kid's school projects or crafts. You could also use them to germinate seeds and I have done all of these; but the latest trick someone taught me is to tear them up into little bitty pieces
(I know!) and recycle them by adding them to my pots about halfway up … sort of where you might throw in the bone meal.

They retain moisture for a lot longer and help roots in search of humidity when you are on holiday or in a forgetful mood. It works.

If you have more than a container garden, then just add the bits to the soil at will. The good thing is that they are bio-degradable and will disappear over time anyway. Of course, you should remove any price stickers or branding labels because they are not bio-degradable.


Lestie Mulholland
Container Gardening Editor

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