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Instead of using plastic transplant pots, make your own small pots from newspaper.

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Another alternative to plastic pots are these plantable, compostable peat pots.

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Instead of plastic planters, try these attractive acacia planters from thirteen chefs, who participate in carbon a offset and tree planting program with the National Forest Foundation.

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Instead of buying bagged compost, make your own. this book is an inspiring introduction. [but really all you have to do is pile it up and let it rot!]

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Plastic weed barriers are so impervious to water and air that they damage the health of the soil. These biodegradable barriers provide protection against weeds in a new bed, but then biodegrade and enrich the soil.

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Instead of plastic netting, try a sustainable hemp alternative for growing vines, fencing, and plant protection.

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But you don't even need a pot to start seeds! try soil-blocking. a large initial investment, but you never need those little plastic pots again.

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When you must have a large, plastic-like pot, go for bamboo. you will never know the difference. [tip: terracotta pots seem earth-friendly, but they are actually not biodegradable]

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Instead of plastic, store your garden greens in this handy drawstring bag made of 100% certified organic unbleached cotton.

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Instead of plastic plant tags, try these sustainable alternatives.

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Instead of buying plastic stakes, find some straight sticks in the backyard, or buy sturdy bamboo stakes like these.

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Buy lifetime-quality metal gardening tools, instead of cheap plastic ones. This 100% steel hand-forged trowel will be your companion for decades, and at the end of it's life can be recycled.

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