a reply to: darkbake
Today's Project: Using Cans as Pots
I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THESE PICTURES ARE SHOWING UP SIDEWAYS - at any rate, using one can, I am able to come up with what I call a DEEP POT and a SHALLOW
POT. Notice that the "Shallow Pot" already has a neat vent to let out excess water.
I call these BEAN SEEDS. I am going to attempt to grow beans out of the "Deep Pots" - I think this could get interesting if they start to weigh too
much and knock them over, but hey, plant first, ask questions later, my motto.
LAY DOWN A PAPER TOWEL AND THROW DOWN SOME DIRT. I take this as an opportunity to throw in some water as well, before there is a WATER VENT on the
bottom of the can - that potting dirt is super thirsty, I find out.
FIND YOURSELF A WEAPON. I advise not to use a knife when you slice the can, but carefully use scissors. However, when you puncture the bottom of the
"Deep Pot" with "Water Vents" (all words I made up) you don't want to use scissors, but a sharp knife, like this one.
You can see those perfect water vents right there. Yes, I like it. After that, I throw down some seeds. I like to put in a few and see which ones
grow, it's like a game show, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST SEED.
Last up, the small pots - I put some dirt in there, watered it down, and then shook on herbal seeds like they were spices. Way more than the
recommended amount. But there have been independent studies shown by amateur gardeners saying that gardens can be quite resilient.
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