Want to begin some tiny indoor seedlings, but don’t want to shell out your cold hard cash for containers? Do not be afraid. The freebie ideas from Mavis are here! There are so many great places to decide from while looking for free containers in the gardento plant seeds. I’m also going to throw some free containers into my backyard boxes so that I can use less soil and not hurt my fertilizers! Here are some great places to check whether you’re also on the hunt:
Home Depot or Lowes: The first location I would suggest to test while trying to score some free containers is your big box plant retailers. They go through mass plant quantities and somewhere they have to put those containers. If they have any containers to spare, ask someone who works in the outdoor nursery. I often had them tell me to come back on a certain day and then I’m going to go back to a free jackpot container!
Craigslist: Always a perfect place to find all manner of containers you can use for your yard. Only look at your quest in the “safe” section and you’ll be surprised by what you discover. Be aware, of course, that in some dark alley you don’t meet to do a trade and never go alone. And that’s the day’s my security idea.
Recycling Centers: Be sure to throw your head to the place where plastics are dumped next time you take your recycling to the center. Or if you want to use some longer-lasting bottles, you can also search the tin cans. Sometimes there are larger tin cans that can also make great containers in the greenhouse. Also ask first for permission, but since you’re still composting the container, I’ve never had them say no to me!
Dumpsters: Throw on your ickiest clothing and get set to go diving with a dumpster! Really though, I would just search those next to big retailers or nursing homes for seeds. Else, in a haystack, you’ll be pissing into the wind!
Food Services: Restaurants must have containers that they empty every day. And shipping their containers off to a good home is more than satisfied. Plus, don’t forget to pick up all those containers. Only poke a few holes into the container’s rim, fill with soil and crop. To catch any excess water, use the top of the container.
Freecycle: This is another great place to score some free containers in your town, but depending on when you check, it’s fairly hit and missed.
Your Own Recycling: When you think of them in new light, most items we reuse can be used as really good crop containers.
Peanut butter jars, coffee tins and jars, egg shells and bottles of 2 liters all work great as containers for crops!
Bakeries: Imagine all the frosting felt by the bakers. So consider how many frosting tubes or supplies come in for that frosting. When you stop at your local bakery next time, ask if they have any used containers in the back with which they are willing to leave. They’re going to be happy to have you taking them more often than not.
Containers of all shapes and sizes are very useful when it comes to planting or filling the bigger garden containers, so you definitely don’t have to pay for them when you can find them all over the city for free? Where are you getting your containers for planting and charging for them? Why should you use your choice types?