Sarah Raven’s article in Saturday’s Telegraph about growing winter salad in polystyrene boxes inspired me– I think I liked that she was using polystyrene which let’s face it is hard to love.
“Find a friendly fishmonger, greengrocer or wine merchant and ask them if they have any decent sized – at least 8in deep – wooden or polystyrene boxes or crates.”
I can’t imagine her sniffing around the bins at the back of Iceland but they are throw away items that are perfect for the job.
Returning from this mornings walkies I saw one of the men at the nearby nursing home throwing some polystyrene packaging into their skip….
This isn’t the first time I have found treasure in this skip and whenever I have asked for the odd thing the men always seem interested in what I am going to use the pallet, box, polystyrene for….
The prospective seed tray was straight forward enough but my other use was found to be amusing –
An art deco hedgehog house!