Watering the peas with DIY watering can

by Morag soszka
(Ardgay, Sutherland, Scotland)

milk bottle feeder  and peas

milk bottle feeder and peas

We rent a cottage On amat estate, Ardgay, Sutherland north of Scotland but only a small part of the garden is fenced off to stop rabbits, so we find we are growing our veg in tubs etc.. we recycle when we can, and grow our seed in food trays and pot noddle tubs.

In this photo my son, who is six love getting involved as do my other children, is watering young pea seedlings with a watering can we made out of a milk bottle. Very simple to make just by using a milk bottle and a needle .. make some holes in the lid of the milk bottle .. this make the spray of water very fine which is great for seed as normal watering cans, can flood your seed.

We are now going to be turning leaky wellies boot into planters for leeks and other veg. so far we have growing lettace, peas, brocali, beatroot, onions, corriander and sage.

Any other recycling or money saving or indeed space saving ideas would be greatly received.

My answer:
Thanks for your tips!

Food containers make great seed starting containers and temporary pots for seedlings you want to put out in the garden. I like cardboard food containers the best because you can compost them when you're done and they don't have chemicals like plastic.

Often you can get pots, trellises and other items at yard sales. Here in the US there are recycling groups like Craigslist and Freecycle that are online too. I got the glass for my cold frame from a group like this online -- all I had to do was pick it up.

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