Know your Numbers of Plastic Codes for Container Gardening. Most plastic containers have a Code, learn which are safer then others. Know your codes and what to use. Throw away Plastic silverware/cutlery after using, do not save them.
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I am allergic to #3. I get hives from it for a week. Thank you for your video
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Urgent question!!! We found construction grade containers at an awesome price but they had no symbols. How can we find the toxicity if any on these containers.
I drink out of plastic. My milk comes in plastic, my yogurt, sour cream, my deli meat wrapped in plastic. I could go on and on
I am going to use your method. I am getting to the age where I have trouble getting up and down in the garden. This method I will still get to garden. Enjoying your videos keep them coming
I have a plastic 4 wheel garden yard barrow that gasses off when in the sun. The first time it gassed off I thought, "What's that smell?" Now I store it out of the sun. When I use it in summer I try to park it in the shade.
I use vinyl miniblinds chopped up for plant labels. The label goes with the plants until a frost kills them. Any idea if this is safe?
Hello Robbie, I'm having a tiny problem and need some good advice. By the way, I've learned a lot from watching your videos specially about "Composting in place". Here is my problem, I have gotten into making fruit-juice wines and am thinking about making the leap to using real fruit. All but one of the You Tube videos I've watched the folks say that they toss the spent pulp in the trash after fermenting. How do you feel about using those spent pulps in the compost pile and will the dead yeast & alcohol hurt my compost?
Thank you for clarifying about the different plastic types. We can drive ourselves crazy worrying about chemicals leaching into our food etc. Some soils may contain poisonous heavy metals as well. We can only do the best we can do. I believe many of your containers are very stable plastics that are not breaking down and leaching chemicals into your wonderful produce in any significant amount. I also reuse garden centre pots that are stable plastics that do not break down readily. I feel that my home-grown container produce without the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers is very healthy especially compared to store bought produce (even organic produce at the supermarket has fertilizers and pesticide residue). The bigger problem is in getting large commercial food growers to cut back on the chemicals they are using. Keep up the good work! So much valuable information. I would gladly eat anything grown in your incredible garden!
Thanks for having us in your kitchen. I feel like a welcomed friend. My husband and I had just rewatched your last video to make sure of the numbers because we were checking our containers. Thank you, sweetie!
Thanks Robbie – I was never too sure about the numbers that were safe.
And the plastic cutlery – I never even thought about how safe they were.
In Holland we recycle plastic … I think you do in the States too don't you? I agree with you .. use as little plastic as possible, recycle or plant something in it.