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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2009
10:51 AM

Post #6917750

Wasn't sure where else to post this, but thought other GH'rs might have some ideas/suggestions. I go through one of these bottles of coffee creamer a week (yes, I like a little coffee w/my creamer! LOL). Since I could easily save these for other uses, I thought I'd ask you all what you might use these for in your greenhouse that might be worth saving them. My first thought was to cut the top 1/3 off, drill a couple small holes for drainage at the bottom, and use it for starting seeds, but I'm sure there are other things they could be good for. It's about 12" tall. Any thoughts? Sometimes it takes a fresh set of eyes to look at something and find it's alternative purpose.

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oldude
New Iberia, LA

August 11, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6934831

I have cut up plastic bottles for making plant markers, but your bottles may not have enough flat surface to do this.
Oldude

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #6935896

Cut the bottom off and use them upside down to water the roots of plants in pots or in the ground.
Jayryunen
Sapello, NM
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #6936011

I've cut the bottom off and used them for seedling protection when first setting them out. Lid on at night for warmth, off during the day to vent. Between seasons run a string through the openings and hang them out of the way.

The tops can be used as funnels.

Cut diagonally with the lid on, it'll make a small scoop for planting mix for the other 51 seedling pots. =0)

I just used a plastic soda bottle to make a duster for my diatomaceous earth... used a tiny nail heated up to burn holes in the lid. Works great. You could make a nice little sprinkler bottle the same way.
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2009
7:21 PM

Post #6939170

Use them to keep mosquito granules in, or slug granuals or fertilizer granuals in - makes it easy to broadcast the product.
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
7:28 PM

Post #6939197

Great ideas, everyone!

KayJones: what are mosquito granules? I've never heard of this, but if it's something that repels mosquitos, I definitely want to learn more!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 12, 2009
11:13 PM

Post #6939951

Here you go - this stuff is WONDERFUL!

http://www.pet-dog-cat-supply-store.com/shop/index.php?page=shop-flypage-5006

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