Friday, June 7, 2013

a plastic bag planter

I bought another little planter made by earthlinks, a development project (for homeless and low-income people) that has its roots in the garden. Made from recycled plastic bags, it's generously sized, has drainage holes, sits nicely when filled, and folds up for storage. What's not to like, I say. See the ones I bought from earthlinks last year here.

Pole beans saved for seed -- now I'm going to sort them and plant each variety separately to determine, once and for all, the best bean. And there's a lot going on at the bee house, the photo doesn't do it justice!

Thanks for visiting and happy weekending. I'll be in the garden. xo


Barb said...

What a great idea those planter bags.... and the ease of storing for the next season. The flowers are beautiful.

Nancy said...

Love these bags!

Nanette said...

I re-use my chook food bags in a similar way to plant in....usually potatoes. Such a great recycling idea, and I love that yours provide income to disadvantaged people. The flowers are beautiful.

deanna7trees said...

great planting bags. i bet they are easily moved around as well. i might be able to make my own...although not too much plastic around here anymore.

Peggy said...

Thanks, Barb. Easily storable makes them especially nice!

Thanks, Nancy, fun to see all the different ways to reuse!

Nanette, planters seem like such an easy practical way to reuse plastic bags. I might follow suit and use some for more veggie planting, as well. How are you? I miss you.

Deanna, either I have too many or I have none. It goes in spurts! ;)