I love my little garden! It’s so cute. Our tomato plant has 18 tomatoes on it! It’s doing amazing. When we were planning our garden we wanted to do more planting in containers but quickly learned how expensive containers are! It’s not so bad if you want to just buy one, maybe $5-$15 for a plastic pot but when you want to start a whole garden that can add up quick! So we decided to take it a little slower on the container plants and just plant in the ground for now.
Well, I was coming home from an errand yesterday and noticed the landscapers in our HOA were replacing a lot of the bushes and flowers. There were empty plastic pots of all sizes stacked up all over the place! So I took a walk around the neighborhood and tracked them down.
Me: “Hi, um… do you just throw those pots away when you are done?”
Them: “Yeah… usually.”
Me: “Do you mind if I take them?”
Them: “Go ahead! It will make our job easier.”
Sweet! So I went around the neighborhood picking up empty pots. Yay! I got 14 yesterday and they are out again today so I tracked them down again and asked for more. They said they would drop them off at my house! I didn’t really believe it but they pulled through and dropped of 64 more pots!!!
That’s 78 pots in total. If you want to say each one is worth $5 I got $390 worth of free pot… I mean pots. ;)