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. 😀