Many gardeners will fill outdoor pots with a few layers of polystyrene packing peanuts to help fill space and make the pots easier to transport. While this is a great way to upcycle packing peanuts that come in the mail, be sure to do one more thing: Contain the peanuts in a bag. You can reuse a freezer bag by filling it with packing peanuts. This will prevent the Styrofoam from mixing into the soil or getting loose in the environment. When it’s time to re-pot, the peanuts will be self-contained and easy to remove.
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