Hackney Permaculture

growing salad in polystyrene
June 7, 2010, 9:06 am
Filed under: Doing

my dad just sent me a few photos of his summer salads looking fairly happy growing in polystyrene packing bits… perhaps not my choice of container…

I prefer the big oil cans which all of the fast food places regularly throw up around here… but each to there own and the salad looks happy which is most important!

I get the tops off the oil cans using an old kitchen knife which needs a few bashes with a hammer to get it going and when it gets stuck

growing salad in oil cans or drums


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I really like your use of the discarded vegetable oil cans as planters, but how did you manage to get the tops off them? I tried to do the same to one of them but was defeated by a lack of tools up to the job… Also, loved the street gardening on Farleigh Road! Have my eye on a derelict patch on my street (round the corner from you) that I might subject to similar treatment…

Comment by paulina

nice use of old vegetable oil cans! I do have the same question as paulina – how did you get the tops off?

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