Every winter I saw them piled up and stuffed in corners. They were dirty, and covered in cobwebs and leaves. I wanted so much to throw them away.
And every Spring, they miraculously appeared, somewhat cleaned up and once again serving a function. My mother didn't use old pots, so I never could figure out why my grandmothers did.
But it's now 2013 and it's time to address "alternative planting." Yes! What's the good of it?
- You can now mini-farm on an apartment veranda or patio
- Raised above the ground, it's easier on the back
- Easier to weed
- If it's not doing as well in one spot, you can move them to another
- Use up a variety of containers you may have around the house (don't think it has to be labeled "planting pot" in order to utilize it - it just has to drain)
- Take more control about what you eat and how it is produced
If you're interested in container growing, below is list of URLs you may find valuable: