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The recycled garden decor ideas

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. These recycled garden ideas give a whole new meaning to the term green thumb. They benefit the environment and make your garden stand out from the crowd.

In 2018, 146.1 trillion tons of waste ended up in landfills in the United States. That’s enough to fill over 40,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Using recycled materials in your garden may seem like a small step, but it can make a huge difference in our personal footprint. Who knows, you might inspire your neighbors to recycle more too.

Buying a set of plastic containers to grow your seedlings often feels like a huge waste. Instead of buying something new, reuse the old. You can find a few options for recycled seedling containers in your kitchen and bathroom.

Things you can use as a seedling container:

Paper cups: Make a small hole for drainage. If you don’t have any lying around, ask your local coffee shop for discarded specimens.

Eggs and Egg Carton: Plant the seedlings in empty eggshells and store them neatly in the carton.

Plastic Cookie or Cupcake Containers: Not only are the shape of these clamshell containers perfect for planting seeds, the lid creates a moist environment to help them grow.

Toilet Paper Rolls: Cut off one end and fold to form a base and you’ve got a great pot for seedlings. Because the roll is biodegradable, you can stick the whole thing into the ground without disturbing the budding plant.