Monday, January 20, 2014

"Don't throw those old jeans just yet."

Do you have old jeans that you are planning to throw away? Read on as this might make you change your mind. There are of course tons of ways on how you can reuse those old jeans. But this one's off the beaten path. You can turn those old jeans into miniature farms. With a little bit of work, you can grow plants like tomatoes, strawberries, flowers, and vegetables using those old jeans.

All you need is a bucket (or buckets depending on how many jeans you are going to use) of fertile soil and a little bit of creativity. This is perfect for raising plants in an urban setting. You can just place the planted jeans on your porch or rooftop as they don't require much space.

Check out these planted jeans in action below.

Now, jeans (especially old jeans) don't really last that long when exposed to the elements. When subjected to direct sunlight and water for a long time, the fabric breaks down and will soon tear apart. That's why it's very important that you only plant in them those that can be harvested in just a matter of months.

To make the fabric last longer, you can line the insides of the jeans with plastic sheets or you can spray them with a water repellant. This will significantly slow down the breakdown of the fabric.

Photos by A. Feliciano Jr.