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Eco-Green Recycle

This is a discussion on Eco-Green Recycle within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; For those of you who grow your chids in pots and like to use clear/translucent ...

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    Default Eco-Green Recycle

    For those of you who grow your chids in pots and like to use clear/translucent pots, here is a recycling thought. Del Monte, the can goods company sells a fruit product that comes in a 3" x 3" container. I purchase it at one of the Big Box Food stores; 12 servings per case. I believe you can find the same item in a regular grocery store and there are other "flavors" if grapefruit isn't your cup of tea!




    After consuming the contents and rinsing it out, I use a large screw with a sharp point wrapped in duct tape to give me something smooth to grasp as I turn it into the bottom of the container for drainage holes. You could also place holes on the sides as desired.





    The container has a recessed center on the bottom and is six-sided so I place six holes around the perimeter.




    Then remove the plastic label and you have a 3" pot ready for that seedling or small chid who someday will grow up into a bigger pot!






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    wow...really great idea

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    Great idea. Nice roots too.

    Mike

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    I agree. It's a neat idea.

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    Its about time people start doing things like this......great thread Howard!.....Ive also used the little containers from the deli section where you would get mac. or potato salad... works great

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    This is great, Howard! Bravo!

    Cheers,
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    great idea, we do the same with some milk and soda bottles bottles.

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    That's a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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    Thats great, we use cream tubs and soup containers that you get fresh soup in from the store for semi hydro and larger orchid pots we have used the small cream containers for a couple of small phals and it works great, I have to admit though I don't do the drilling my DH does that for me as I am rather accident prone LOL

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    same for SH with strbux iced coffee cup.

    and cut bottom of 1 l and 2 l bottles to use as mini greenhouse dome for seedlings

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