Building A Garden With Reusable Materials
Are you passionate about the environment? What do you do to conserve it? Do you know right in your kitchen garden you can positively impact on environmental conservation using reusable materials? Instead of using timber- felling a tree- why not improvise other building materials and add aesthetic value to your garden? Save that tree to maintain the ecological balance to prevent climate change. You need the rainfall for your garden. Look around you; what are some of the materials you can recycle. If you have no idea, read on
The empty plastic bottles, shopping bags, cake boxes are great ideas to save the planet by making good use of them
- Plastic bottles
The beauty of plastic bottles lies in different colors. Once you fill them with soil, you have many ways of customizing it to fit your garden.
You can arrange them in an orderly manner to make a fence for your kitchen garden. It prevents predators from accessing your kitchen garden to harvest your produce. The small plastic bottles can accommodate flowers and seedling. Cut the bottom part, fill it with soil, and let it stand with the top section; arrange them in your balcony. Tend to the flowers or seedlings to get that perfect kitchen garden at a minimal cost. Instead of throwing the bottles, which take decades to degrade, why not make good use of them to make your garden? The same bottle finds its way to your sewer system and clogs it. You bear the extra burden of getting a plumber at your cost, yet it’s something you can prevent.
- Shopping bags
How many shopping bags do you have at home? Some are degradable, while others are not. Either way, the plastic bags act as a waterproof; the degradable ones add value to the plants and flowers to enhance their production. Save your hard-earned money by carrying the bags at the grocery store rather than buying another one.
Ways to reuse shopping bags
- Collect them for recycling
- Reuse them at the grocery store
- Fill them with soil and plant flowers or vegetables
- Mend the plastic ones to make one sheet and use it as a waterproof for a small fish pond
- Glass bottles
Just like plastic bottles, glass bottles also have a similar function. Its beauty is in its transparent nature. It gives you a clear view of the growth of plants, vegetables, and flowers. However, away from the garden, other uses include
- Make them as bird feeders
- Recycle as a lamp for lighting the birds house
- Storage containers
- Kitchen waste
All the biodegradable kitchen waste is organic manure, instead of the inorganic fertilizers, which affect the soil PH. Opt for a natural one rich in all the nutrients ideal for your garden? First, you must sort them to separate them from the plastic waste. Secondly, designate a place in the garden where you throw all the kitchen waste, give them time to decompose. Lastly, pour it in your yard and wait for some weeks. The green leafy vegetables in your garden are so amazing. Other uses of kitchen waste depend on the type of waste. Some come in handy in cooking hacks while others have medicinal value. For example, potato peels heal sunburn. Pineapple heads are seedlings; plant them on your kitchen garden the same to rotten potatoes.
Broaden your knowledge of the uses of kitchen waste to maximize their purposes within your home. There is no need to fill the compost pit or pay fees for garbage collection.
The beautiful roses can rest well and overlap on metallic cans. The blend of the two colors adds aesthetic value to your home. They are also suitable for growing vegetables.
The unique uses of metal cans are
- Acts as candle holders
- Can make a good grill
- Turn them to baking tins
- Egg cartons
Egg cartons create a pleasant environment for the growth of seedlings. When your garden is full or lacks space to grow your seedlings, then the egg cartons come in handy. Once they are ready to transplant, you can do it in the plastic bottles or metallic cans or directly on your garden, as discussed above, whichever suits you. There are several options when it comes to the reuse of materials. Your limitation in knowledge inhibits your exploration of what you can do with the things you throw away.
Do your research, read books, socialize with friends online or offline, and get information on what to do with your so-called waste.