This is a little tongue in cheek but I did do it for a reason!
The other day I run out of plant pots, I have never planted so much before and I've ended up using everything I can find, I've even been to mums and pinched all her spares as well. It did make me think about preppers and I wondered if they've planned for plant pots and other sundry items that you need when you grow lots of food. What would you do if you couldn't buy any more plant pots to start seedlings off in or to pot on when you're tryign to keep the growing season as long as possible?
Looking around for other containers I found a few squashes that I'd chucked out.
|Rotten squash shells|
They sounded hollow when I tapped them.
|Cleaned out ready for a bit of soil|
They'd dried up inside, so all I had to do was bash a hole in the top, scoop out all the seeds and dried flesh and then swill them out. I was left with something that could be used as a plant pot, not just a a wasted vegetable.
Eight in fact, just enough to pot on a few tomato plants as a little experiment.
|Tomatoes growing quite happily in their new pots|
The plan with these is just to bash out the bottom when I plant the tomatoes on next time and the pot should decompose in time back into the soil. I know I'm not the first to use a squash as a container (I know some gourds were originally bred for this reason - to carry water) but I was quite pleased with my novel little pots.
Who else has been using anything they can find as a pot lately?