ScrapHappy June 2020: Scrum from Scrap

When cardboard and old credit card bills are on the menu:


Take some old cardboard and paper shreddings…



…add the shreddings to the bed…



…tuck the shreddings in with a blanket of cardboard to keep it warm (and in the bed!)…



..throw away the bits that won’t help…



…plant up and wait for things to grow. Then eat. Yum!


The lovely Kate Chiconi and Gun created this idea and the people listed below have embraced it, as well as turning a blind eye to my nonsense:

KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean,
Joanne, Jon (me), HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin and Vera

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17 thoughts on “ScrapHappy June 2020: Scrum from Scrap

  1. Talk about scrap happy! I must try this, but would likely dig in, as I’ve not got beds…

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  2. That is a very cosy bed for your baby veg. Just goes to show that even credit card bills have a use!

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  3. great minds – I just bought MrG a shredder last month – he’s using an old wormery base to fill up with the shreds, adding liquid and then into a compost bin between the grass clippings. He was very excited at the thought of composting all that confidential waste:-)

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  4. A guy with a pile of bills
    Was tempted to run for the hills.
    He got out his shredder
    and said there, that’s better
    Turning debts into dirt gives me thrills

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  5. Very clever — This is my first year gardening and I usually shred and put into our big yard waste bin for the city to compost… I guess I can close the loop for myself now!

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  6. great idea, can’t wait to get started, I have a pile of bills etc. waiting to be shredded and go to the recycle. Now I will grow zucchini instead.

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