Smart Idea: Life After Video Cassettes

PHOTOS Dook PRODUCTION Klara van Wyngaarden

Transform old video tapes gathering dust in the garage into a kitchen garden.

All you need:

  • old video cassettes
  • screwdriver
  • potting soil
  • trailing herb plants such as marjoram or oregano

How to:

Unscrew the top of each cassette. Remove the reels and tape and screw the cassettes back together again. Stand each cassette on its side and, through the holes, fill them halfway with potting soil. Plant trailing herbs or plants with a short root system in each one. Stack the cassettes on top of one another, or hang them on a wall, to create a vertical garden. Remember to water the plants daily, but only in small drops.

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