Try this unique 'jeans' garden to recycle your old denims

jeans garden
It is better to fill the jeans entirely with soil to protect the pots from rain and winds. Image courtesy: Social media

The social media platforms have been bombarded with pictures and posts that reveal the creative faculties of the people during the lockdown period. Many realized that homes are not just places where they could crash in at night after a long and busy day. They began loving and understanding their abodes in an intimate and special way. Cleaning, redecorating and rearranging the house were part of their new found means of appreciating for their homes.

Old jeans that are not used any more often take up a lot of space in the wardrobes. Now, those old jeans could find a new life in your garden. A few pairs of old jeans, some creativity and love for greenery are all you need to have to try out the Kerala version of the jeans recycling model that is becoming popular in the foreign countries. Beautiful and unique pots could be made using the old and tattered jeans. You could place these jeans pots on the compound walls, sitting spaces or under the trees. Blue jeans pots look incredible as it perfectly contrasts the refreshing green of the plants. These pots quickly draw the attention and make your garden look lively as well. Those who have tried it say that the jeans pots would give an impression that someone is actually sitting in the garden.

Growing plants in jeans

Even though it is easy to grow plants in the jeans pots, it would be better if you try it after understanding a few basics about decorating gardening. The most important thing is to determine the exact spot where you wish to place these pots. If you plan to place the pots over the compound wall, then the soil should be spread to make it look like someone is sitting on the wall with their legs dangling. However, the jeans should be cut or trimmed in the right sizes if they are kept on the balconies.

The lower part of the jeans should be tied so that the soil wouldn’t slip out. You could attach an old pair of shoes if you wish for a more authentic look. It is better to fill the jeans entirely with soil to protect the pots from rain and winds. The saplings should be planted on the waist part of the jeans. You could insert a pot or a vessel through the waist and fill them with soil. This would prevent the root from spreading to other parts of the jeans.

Bushy plants or shrubs that do not over grow or spread are suitable to be grown in the jeans pots. Flowering plants too are sometimes planted in these pots. Plants that do not require too much watering is suited best for this type of gardening. You could spray water on the plants, instead of pouring huge amounts over them.

In case you do not wish to use the entire jeans for planting, you could insert the pot in the waist part and then fill the rest of the jeans with old cloths or cardboards. Not just giving a stylish makeover to your garden, this is an excellent method to recycle the old jeans and be part of a drive that aims to create a sustainable world.

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