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Recyclables Find New Life in the Garden


Save money and be kind to the environment by putting discarded milk jugs, soda bottles and detergent containers to work in your landscape.

Remove a portion of a detergent bottle leaving the handle intact.  Use your new scoop for filling containers with soil or your bird feeders with seed.

Milk jugs and soda bottles have several uses. Remove the bottom and cover small tender plants to protect them from frost.  Remove the lid to vent or cap it off for extra warmth on chilly nights.

Or use your milk jug as a watering can. Melinda likes this new device that allows gardeners to create a gentler stream of water.

Create a drip watering device with two liter soda and glass wine bottles. Attach a perforated plastic cone to a water-filled soda bottle. Set it in the garden or container, cone side down. 

Or place your favorite wine bottle in one this terracotta cone and set it among your plants. 

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