Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Permaculture Tip: Reused Plastic Bottles

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This is a fantastic idea that has been floating around the blogosphere and Facebook world for a while now. I love it because it is simple. It is an example of Permaculture Principle Six: Produce No Waste. The hand shovel, while not too strong, is a great dog food scoop, bird feed scoop, animal feed scoop, etc. It is a great way to reuse a plastic bottle before you recycle it.

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  1. I use plastic bottles as a cover over seed and seedlings. It works like a small greenhouse, but then without the hassle of watering. And it keeps the snails and birds aways. I puncture many small holes in first to allow the plant to breath.