How I Avoid Plastic Pots in My Garden

一些尝试和测试的策略,以避免将新的塑料罐引入您的花园。

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我们大多数人都知道envir不利onmental impact of plastic. This is a material which comes at a great cost—from beginning to end, starting with its manufacture to the waste at the end of its life.

我们中的许多人正试图尽可能在我们的家园和花园中使用塑料。为了帮助别人在花园中远离塑料使用,具体而言,这里有一些策略,以避免在我的花园里引入新的塑料罐。

首先,重要的是要提到我有some塑料罐在我的花园里。我只是避免尽可能介绍新的。如果你像我一样,已经有一些旧塑料罐子敲掉了重用,这是一个好主意尽可能长时间使用这些,让他们摆脱废物流。

那说,这里有一些我做的事情:

从种子生长

如果您在园林中心或植物苗圃中购买植物,塑料罐更难以避免,其中大部分都不会使塑料罐带走。因此,而不是购买插头植物或床上用品厂,始终是一个可以在可能的种子中种植自己的更可持续的选择。

值得注意的是,在购买植物时,塑料盆不是唯一的问题。例如,从种子播种也可以帮助您避免其他有害产品,例如泥炭基堆肥。它还允许您以有机方式从划痕中生长,而不担心在购买它们之前可能已在植物上使用的内容。

I sow most of the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers I grow from seed, rather than buying plants. And, as an aside, you should also consider saving at least some seeds from your homegrown plants to sow in your garden next year. Since this is one more way to reduce consumption and reduce waste.

使用可生物降解的罐和土壤阻滞剂

为避免在塑料种子托盘,锅炉和容器中购买,请使用可持续的种子启动替代品。例如,我经常使用卫生辊管作为迷你可生物降解的植物罐。您可以购买或制作许多其他可生物降解的锅选项。

另一个好主意是投资(或制造)土壤阻滞剂。这会产生固体的土壤/种植培养基,让您在不使用任何盆的情况下开始种子。这些土壤块可以放在再生的食物容器,纸板箱或木制托盘中,而不是新的塑料。

宣传现有植物

Sowing seeds is not the only way to get new plants for your garden without buying them in plastic pots. You can also increase your plant stock by propagating existing plants in your garden. You can take softwood, semi-ripe, or hardwood cuttings from many different plants, and many others can easily be propagated by layering or division.

在您决定购买任何新工厂之前,请始终环顾四周,了解如何以这种方式增加花园的植物库存。

与朋友和邻居交换植物

Even if you do not have plants in your own garden to propagate, there are still other options to increase your plant stock without buying new plants in pots. One thing to consider is you might be able to beg cuttings or divisions from other gardeners in your area or swap plants (or seeds) with friends or neighbors. If you see a plant that you admire in a neighbor's garden, there is no harm in politely asking whether you can take a cutting or two for your own use. Joining a gardening club or community garden in your area could be a great way to connect with other gardeners.

购买裸露的根,而不是盆栽树和灌木

There may well still be times when you do wish to buy plants for your garden. You may not be able to avoid plastic entirely. But you can avoid bringing new pots onto your property if, rather than buying potted trees and shrubs, you purchase bare-root specimens during the dormant period. If you are creating a larger forest garden or other larger planting scheme, then this is often also the more affordable option.

您可能无法完全避免塑料,但通过遵循上述提示,您应该避免将太多的新塑料罐带入您的花园。通过尽可能避免新的塑料罐,并且只要您可以使用旧的塑料罐,您可以帮助减少塑料浪费,为人们和地球做正确的事情。