by Texas Homesteader ~
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So y’all know RancherMan & I are coffee drinkers. But we don’t want sweetsy, foamy flavored, overly-sugared drinks. We want coffee. Strong, black, delicious.
That plastic canister our coffee’s sold in comes in handy for many uses when it’s empty. We store chicken feed and dog food in them. And RancherMan uses them in the shop to gather bolts & hardware together. And I’ve even spray painted them and used them for sharing plants from my garden with friends. But I still have some I need to put to use. Our coffee consumption goes on, ya know??
So here’s another simple way those empty canisters still help me out.
Weeding The Garden
As most gardeners do, I go to the garden every day to look for anything needing to be harvested. I also check soil moisture and scout for weeds. You know how it is – if you tackle that weed today when it’s small it’s no big deal. If you wait until tomorrow it will have grown to twice the size and have fangs and green eyes, ready to destroy you. No?? Just me?
I know weeds are easier to eradicate if you tackle them early. So I spend a couple of minutes every day weeding the garden rows. Because I weed so often, the weeds are always tiny with a small root system. It makes them much easier to pull up root & all.
I use a repurposed coffee canister to help simplify my daily weeding. I keep a spare plastic canister in my garden and when I go down the rows pulling those small weeds I bring the canister with me. I drop the grassy weeds into the canister and when I’m done I snap the lid back on.
When the can’s full I toss the contents into my *tumbling composter. Since I’m pulling them young, there are no seeds on my weeds so it actually benefits my compost by adding to my ‘greens’ balance.
So there ya go, another easy way to repurpose coffee canisters. Making weeding the garden easier? Yes please!
In the future I may spray paint my garden-weed holder some color other than bright red so it’s a little more subtle in my garden. In any event, it’s repurposing and it’s saved me much weed-pulling effort. And you know I love that!
How’s your favorite way to repurpose those great canisters?
Coffee Canister Repurpose Ideas:
- Removing The Print
- Making A Cute Country Bread Box
- How To Make A Flour Canister
- Storing Bulk Items In The Pantry
- Replaceable Food Storage Dishes
- Using Repurposed Canisters In The Garden
- Repurposed Coffee Canister To Cute Inexpensive Planter
- Making A Low-Waste Chicken Feeder
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