Did you know that for Thousands of years people have been
plopping plants into pots to transport a native plant to a New
Land or to bring an exotic plant Home.
In 1495 B.C. , Egyptian Queen 'Hatshepsut' sent workers
to Somalia to bring back incense trees in pots.
And in 1787 Captian Bligh reportedly had more than 1,000
breadfruit plants in clay pots aboard the H.M.S. Bounty.
The plants were destined for the West Indies,
where they were to be grown as food for the slaves.
CONTAINER FOR BAKING BREAD: Want to give your Family
a Treat? Take a New, clean medium size clay flowerpot,
soak it in water for about 20 minutes, and then lightly
grease the inside with butter. Place your Bread Dough,
prepared as usual, in the pot and Bake.
The Clap-Pot will give your Bread a crusty outside and
keep the inside moist!
UNFURL YARN KNOT FREE: That sweater your knitting will
take forever if you are having to constantly stop and pull
out tangles in the yarn. To Prevent this, Place your Ball of
Yarn under an up-tirned Flowerpot and thread the end
through the drain hole. And just sit it next to where you
are sitting for easier and more pleasureable purling.
CREATE AN AQUARIUM FISH CAVE: Some Fish Love to lurk
in shadowy corners of their Home Aquariums,
keeping themselves Safe from imagined predators.
Place a mini-flowerpot on its side on the Aquarium floor
to create a Cave for spelunking Fish.
HELP CONTAINER PLANT ROOTS: The plants that you want
to put in that Beautiful new deep container you got for your
Patio have a shallow root system, and you don't want to go
tp the bother and expense of filling that huge container
completely with potting soil.
What Do You Do? Here's What!
When planting shallow-rooted plants in a deep container,
one easy solution is to find another smaller flowerpot that
will fit upside-down in the base of the deepest pot and
occupy a lot of that space. After you insert it, fill around it
with soil before putting in your plants.
KEEP SOIL IN YOUR FLOWERPOTS: Soil from your house-
plants won't slip or slide away if you place broken clay
flowerpot shards in he bottom of the pot before re-planting.
When watering your plants, you'll find that the water
drains out, but not the soil.