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Posted by: | Posted on: January 25, 2020

Reusing Things In The Garden

Reuse is part of the three R’s i.e., reducing, recycling and reusing. These are essential things to keep in mind every day and try to do them all as much as possible.

It's not just about saving the planet but it also helps to save money. What things can you reuse from the home in the garden? You can reuse coffee grounds and add them to your compost heap. 

You can reuse seeds from fruit and vegetables and trying to grow things from them. You can try pepper seeds, fruit seeds such as apples and pears plums and even damsons. You might not grow anything but it's certainly worth a try for free.  Upcycling and Reusing words are mostly used interchangeably. 

What is upcycling and reusing? The creative reuse of the products or things is known as upcycling.

Reuse ash from your wood-burning stove for putting on play areas in your garden or in the composting. Reuse old jars when you come to preserve your crop — either jams or pickles. Reuse an old toothbrush to clean out the glass edges in your greenhouse.

Once you get into the hands of thinking of new jobs for old items then you'll stop throwing things away. Save cardboard and reuse it as a weed suppressant in your garden, although covering it with mulch or compost makes it look better.

Reuse old CDs or DVDs as birds scary as by tying them to a piece of string from a stick. The shiny discs moving in the wind act as a deterrent.

Reuse plastic bags are storing seeds. If you do any DIY around your home and look at all the things that are destined for the bin before you actually throw them out. Builders rubble is good for being a base on a new path, and if you have bricks don't throw these away as they are always useful.