Reuse, Reduce, Grow

In my family we were raised to not toss something till you knew it was worthless. As a result I tend to save a ton of stuff that drives my husband crazy; old clothes that I use to practice my sewing on, plastic containers, glass jars, ect. If it can be repurposed we kept it.

We were taught this way before repurposing items was ‘cool’.

Occasionally I grab something labeled as ‘trash’ that I find that I can make into something else. My favorite find was a ceramic jug that I found a neighbor throwing out that was missing the lid but had a spigot.

I took off the spigot and filled it with dirt and to this day, six years later, I have a very good pot. The hole for the spigot allows for drainage.

This time I combined three things; repuposing glass jars, gardening and science. Our current city doesn’t allow for recycling glass, so I’m trying to find useful uses for my used up jars. This one is probably the best so far.

Green beans, baby! The ones outside haven’t even begun to sprout but these are a few days old. My son can see the growth, I reuse glass jars and best of all after transplanting I get green beans. 😀

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About Marcia Young

I’m the wife of an active duty Army NCO and the mother of one, home schooled, special needs child. I have won several people’s choice awards for my fanfiction under the moniker MLMonty. All of my current published works can be found via Smashwords and other retailers under my nom de plume Marcia Young. I am currently open to finding a new literary agent and publisher.
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4 Responses to Reuse, Reduce, Grow

  1. Me says:

    I see a spice jar there! Awesome!

  2. daniellajoe says:

    I am saving glass too, I just need to find use for them …for planting that is clever 🙂

  3. marciayoung says:

    If you use them to start seeds be VERY careful when replanting them to something new if they have a narrow opening. You don’t want to damage the roots and send it into shock. Mine did survive the process, though. Also consider small plants or shallow rooted plants for narrow glass jars. If you need ideas that aren’t plant related let me know 😉

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