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Styrofoam Stars

Styrofoam in a blender They are put into a blender with enough added water to float the squares near the top. Blending for about 1-2 minutes and then draining in a sieve will give you a nice Perlite substitute. It has the consistency of coarse sand, but very lightweight.

from Grow Forage Cook Ferment

10 Reasons to Grow Mint (Without Fear)

Don't be afraid to grow mint! It has so many wonderful uses and can be grown without fear of taking over your garden.

❧ Papercrete. use 1 3/4 parts paper well pulped, 1 part portland cement, and 1/2 part perlite. Seems to make a very strong mix. After making the mold for the larger square containers I am working on more molds. The largest containers are 11" X 19" x 5" Thank you everyone for the inspiration!

from Better Homes and Gardens

6 Brand-New Kitchen Gadgets that Blew Our Minds