How long does it take for denim to decompose? I've made a couple of "grow pouches" out of the legs of an old pair of jeans...Just wondering about how long they will last with watering the plants inside?
Denim in the garden...
ruby - could you post instructions on the 'grow pouches' ?
They are sooo simple! Cut the legs off a pair of bluejeans. Sew the bottom closed. Cut down the sides of each side seam & remove extra fabric in the middle. Tie "handle" together!
I'm sure you can look at the pic & get the general idea.
I put a trash bag liner in it first-fill it with soil & THEN cut my slits in it for plants!
oooooooo - I've saved every leg from every pair of cutoffs since 1970!
Had in mind a braided rug.
But I could spare a few for my beloved garden, too!
PLEASE show us a finished one!
Did great! I will definitely use "bushier" type plants next year.
I used old jeans as decomposing weed block for the "berms" that surrounded new perennial beds I put in last year. The leg of the jeans, opened out, was wide enough to cover the top of the berm, then I covered that with mulch. A little bermuda tried to grow through it, but not much. By the time the denim has decomposed (it's been almost two years, and there's still quite a bit of it left), the weeds have been defeated and a little mulch refurb is all that's needed.
100% cotton will decompose faster than the man made fabrics. I still find old socks (probably cotton-polyester) that the kids tossed into the garden! (and my youngest will be 25 in a couple of weeks).
This is a great idea! I have so many boy pants with holes in the knees, so cannot give them away. With our winds I have never risked hanging plants, but this might be an option and a way to enjoy some alien plants without putting them into the ground. :D