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cheap-o window-boxes make great plant carriers

cheap-o window-boxes make great traveling plant carriers

Made one of several-to-be runs to nursery for bedding plants and a few garden seeds.  Anticipating the need to carry fragile little four-packs of some tomatoes, herbs and a few flowers, I had taken two collapsed cardboard boxes along, figuring I’d contrive a way to use as plant carriers.  However, got to Ace Hardware and spied these window-boxes on sale, and it immediately struck me how perfect their size was for the FreeLoaders.  Long, narrow, sturdy, durable.  Much better fit than trying to mangle the cardboard into shape on the fly.

I figure I will either (a) make use of the planters for the front or back porch, or somewhere around here, or (b) keep them for the occasional need to haul things that might be a bit more fragile and in need of some support/protection while in the FreeLoaders.

Had fun with the nursery folks.  Lots of kidding about simply setting entire bike out in front of house as bicycle-planter, etc.  They all loved it.  Didn’t have quite enough room for flats of impatience and one or two other things I need … but its just another excuse for the next “green” garden ride!

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