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>> No. 2697 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 11:22 am
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I have an old PC that's doing nothing but taking up space.

I want to grow plants in it.

I'm thinking if I strip off the casing so it's just the internal skeleton, boards, wires and so on I can stick it in my garden and put a creeper in it or something.
Can anyone suggest a plant that would work well for this?
Is there anything in the machine that's going to seep out in the rain and poison the garden?
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>> No. 2698 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 1:59 pm
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>> No. 2699 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 2:46 pm
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I don't want to grow weed, I want something like a creeper vine crawling up over circuit-boards.
>> No. 2700 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 4:52 pm
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Any electronics made after 2004 will be free of lead, mercury and other properly toxic substances. I'm an engineer rather than a botanist, so I don't know if the paint or plasticisers on the chassis might kill your plants. It's probably fine.
>> No. 2701 Anonymous
8th June 2017
Thursday 5:02 pm
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Great, thanks.

Now I need a botanist to chip in with a suggestion of a good climbing plant to put in it.
>> No. 2702 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 12:39 am
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I don't know what to suggest but good luck OP, be sure to post pictures when it's finished.
>> No. 2703 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 10:47 am
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Herbs are a good shout - they're easy to grow and you can cut bits of them off and use them. I have a few old PCs lying around too, have been thinking of doing similar.
>> No. 2704 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 11:11 am
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I already have more varieties of herbs growing than I use. I'm not lacking in food plants.
At this point I'm thinking to just lay the cases on their sides and maybe stick some lavender in them or something pretty.
>> No. 2705 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 11:46 am
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Lavender grows very well in shit soil - add lots of stones and gravel to the bottom and it will love it.
>> No. 2706 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 11:52 am
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I refuse to buy stones on principle, hopefully the circuit-boards still in there will do.
>> No. 2707 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 12:57 pm
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Just sieve a load of earth from the garden and get some stones for free.
>> No. 2708 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 2:02 pm
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I'll have a go when I'm digging. I was going to make a jibe at you for suggesting that I might have a garden sieve but realised there's the front-cover of a fan under the lean-to that'll do nicely.
>> No. 2709 Anonymous
10th June 2017
Saturday 5:42 pm
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Genuinely, a garden sieve is my favourite gardening implement. Turns any old lump of mud into beautiful fine compost.
>> No. 2710 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 3:41 pm
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Fuck me manual labour sucks. You'd have think they'd have invented something for that by now.

I ended up not doing this because there were so many loose screws, sticks of RAM and cables from the two computers that I figured they'd do in place of stones. Here's a climbing plant growing out of a busted speaker.
>> No. 2711 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 3:43 pm
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I have sown a load of wildflowers in the bare earth/compost so it won't stay bare, I'll just need to weed it once I figure out which growths are the flowers and which aren't.

The piece of metal pipe marking off the bed is some random crap I found behind the greenhouse. Possibly an old trampoline, I have no real idea.
>> No. 2712 Anonymous
11th June 2017
Sunday 3:45 pm
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And here's the lavender plus a pot of those white flowers whatever they are. This bed is so big because I also have a maple tree I wanted to plant but when I started digging down I hit a pipe.
>> No. 2713 Anonymous
12th June 2017
Monday 8:34 pm
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A Maple Tree? That's quite a step up.

You might like to consider some seeds too, see what grows in among it all.
>> No. 2714 Anonymous
12th June 2017
Monday 9:27 pm
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I don't really want the Maple tree but it was here, in a pot, with all the random pieces of metal. Seems a shame to chuck it but I don't know what else to do with it.
Like I said, I spread some assorted wildflower seeds in the compost (cowslip, poppies, something, something, foxgloves).

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