I can’t tell you how many plastic bottles I alone have either trashed or recycled over the years. But one thing I learned this spring was not to be so quick to discard them. Now I find myself looking at the bottles in an entirely different way. I was fortunate enough to find a bargain on Diet Pepsi this spring and had about twelve bottles of soda. Of course it took a while to empty them but during that time I was starting my vegetable garden and took to the Internet to find a cheap way to start seedlings rather than spending money needlessly on something I could only use once. Low and behold I found that these 2 liter bottles can be used as self-watering planters, mini-greenhouses and the uses seemed to go on and on and on.
Now I find that I can’t throw one away and I have a plastic leaf bag filled to capacity just waiting to become my next gardening project. I hope some of these ideas inspire you as they did me.