As I mentioned a few weeks ago in my Pinterest Projects: Bird Cage Succulent Planter post, I’m a sucker for all things Pinterest. It’s how I kill time while I’m sitting on my bed waiting for the kids to fall asleep in their beds. My sister and I also use Pinterest for joint redecorating projects that we work on for family members, so all-in-all, it’s a lot of fun.
Anyways, I’m pretty determined to use, test or make all of the information, crafts, recipes and gardening projects that I’ve pinned – one by one – until they’re all completed. Why? Well, why not?
So when I came across a pin from Jenn Fowler, the blogger behind Frugal Upstate – I knew it was spot on! She posted a picture from a post of hers called Best of – Frugally Filling Your Planters that showed how you could use your recyclables as fillers in your large planters and save money on potting soil. Since most plants only grow in the top 6 inches of soil, it made perfect sense!
Naturally, I pinned it to our Tips & Tricks Pinterest Board so others could share in my good fortune. So when I finally got around to potting up my ginormous planters a few weekends ago, I took Jenn’s pin to heart. We had just purchased a new Pottery Barn mirror for our mantle, and two new bookcases for the kiddos, and they arrived packed in Styrofoam. Since I hate chucking Styrofoam, I set it aside for my pots.
It sounds so simple, and indeed it was, but without the visual, I can honestly say, I never would have thought to do this myself! How giddy was I that I only needed to fill my monster-sized planters with half the potting soil that I normally do. It was awesome!! I am so over-the-moon about this simple Pinterest Tip & Trick, that I’ve started stockpiling all sorts of recyclables to be tossed into the next whiskey barrel I fill. In terms of what really works on Pinterest, this tip really does. 🙂
Do you have a neat Pinterest Tip & Trick that you would like to share? Then please do so in the comments section below. We’ll be happy to test it out for you.
Plant away my friends,