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recycled veg patch

Recycling is not only good for our environment it’s fun too!  Here we've put our junk to good use and used it to create seed trays and planters to grow our own veg.  This is a great activity to do with your children - growing vegetables from seed is educational and satisfying, and super fresh vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

How imaginative can you be with your seed trays or planters?

Here's a few ideas to start you off...

  • Milk cartons... perfect when cut down, but don’t forget to make a couple of small holes in the bottom for drainage.

  • Plastic meat trays or veg containers .. .great for keeping pots together or using for sowing seeds.

  • Toilet and kitchen rolls - perfect for seedlings filled with compost.

  • Ice cream tubs, yogurt pots, any old containers destined for the bin or dump.

  • Old wooden boxes to make larger planters for veg when they are big enough to go outside.

Lastly, don’t forget to get your hands dirty!.... it’s all part of it. Feeling the soil run through your hands it’s weirdly therapeutic and contact with the earth and soil is known to have a calming and relaxing effect on us.

Don't forget to check out our latest go wild with... film on how to make a recycled hanging tomato planter.


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