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    Default No more costly plant pot saucers

    I've been looking around for plant pot saucers and couldn't believe how expensive they are, especially for the larger plant pot.

    I found foil flan dishes in Poundworld today, 3 for 1. Brought them home & tested them out... They are amazing

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    I also bought some flan trays (again 3 for 1) for the tomato plants in the greenhouse because they dry up too quick when it's warm.

    I spent a small fortune this year as it's my first for growing my own & I'm delighted to offer a penny saving tip to fellow GYO'ers on here.
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    25p each for plastic ones just the right size for morrisons pots from car boot..
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    The Ali ones are ok as quick fix but they go holey, I only got 1 year out of them, so long term not cost effective.

    Poundland had some packs of 3 placcy bowls which worked ok with a few pebbles in the bottom to stabilise the pots.

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    Some ready meals (yeah I know I should be ashamed of myself) come in round plastic bowls. I use those!
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    I use those for seed saving later in the year as well; really good for beans. Not that I'll have many beans this year [sob sob]. Usually I have about 40 varieties so need small trays otherwise it all goes a bit wrong.
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    The meat trays that you get from supermarkets that have a large number of chops in, or a biggish chicken are also useful; they aren't round so they aren't as aesthetically pleasing of course (but do I care?), but still do a good job for slightly smaller pots.
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    Costco celebration cakes are protected by deep round plastic covers. Marvellous for putting your Morrison buckets in. ........... Our office seems to have many celebrations
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    Thelma the ones on the greenhouse floor don't look like they will last but will do for now because I didn't want my tomatoes drying out on hot sunny days (we can dream can't we?) whilst I'm at work.

    But yes, next year I shall be eating more ready made meals & eating lots of celebration cakes methinks
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