Small space gardening


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Tracy Evans

I am a Certified Home Stager and Redesigner servicing the Central Illinois area. I am also a journeyman painter in both the commercial and residential arenas. I have been a do-it-yourselfer for many years, and have some great ideas about how people can make their homes more beautiful, sellable and organized on a budget. I love to garden and have done some wonderful landscape projects that I hope you will enjoy.

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  1. Mr Morgan said:

    Hey Tracy, I was reading your article on putting Styrofoam and empty plastic bottles in large planter pots to reduce the amount of soil you need, and consequently the weight. I agree it’s a great idea, but I would suggest if you are going to use the Styrofoam packing “peanuts” that you don’t put them in loose. Contain them within a strong waterproof plastic bag first. Two reasons – you will find that if you put the peanuts in loose – if you need to remove the soil in a year or two, you’ll end up with a terrible mess. Also they can (and do) break down and you can end up with a very unpleasant smell coming from your pot. Bagging them up first means you achieve the same result but without the mess and the smell. Just a suggestion! All the best with your projects.


    • Mr, Morgan, thank you for your comment. I’ve done this for many years and have never experienced a bad smell, but I have had to pull some of the “peanuts” out of my soil when replacing it. I think putting them in a plastic bag first is a great idea and I’ll certainly try that next time. Thank you for a great idea!


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