filmnet
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natural herb containers

I got a few of these from my neighbor this is how i used them now, next year i will put herb containers in these and spread them around the yard, any ideas?
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Very nice... they will look very nice put in flower beds with lots of stuff growing around them, so they kind of blend in.

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They look great! I do have one thought though... I understand the interchangeable factor of leaving the plants in their original containers, but I think if you and planted directly in the hollow logs, the logs will supply nutrients as they break down. (But they WILL break down so they won't last as long.) I would add extra earthworms and coffee grounds in there to help balance the nutrients and lime or crushed oystershells to neutralize the pH.

I was never inclined to pick up the hollowed out logs people put out after cutting down a tree because I was always concerned about termites and other bugs (as well as what people might have used to try to "save" the tree before cutting it down) but looking at your photos, I want one! :lol: :roll: Maybe I could use DH's weed flamer to burn out the inside of the logs first... Hm, hmmm.

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That wood inside is pulverized, so hard its unbelievable. I the double one next year i am going to put a Tumbling Tom tomato plant.

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applestar wrote:They look great! I do have one thought though... I understand the interchangeable factor of leaving the plants in their original containers, but I think if you and planted directly in the hollow logs, the logs will supply nutrients as they break down.
That is what I was thinking when I saw them. That's what i would do. Maybe next load of logs I get I will have to try this.

Great idea filmnet.



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