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  • Deirdre Bolden

    Fill big flower pots half full of foam packing peanuts. This will makes it lighter to move around.

  • Linda Hilliard

    Use Foam Packing Peanuts to Lighten Up Heavy Planters - Pour peanuts into a large pot and add soil to boost drainage and make it easier to move

  • Turban Diva

    Garden tip. Lighten up Big, Heavy Planters Pour peanuts into a large pot and add soil to boost drainage and make it easier to move.

  • Lisa Morrill

    Use Foam Packing Peanuts to Lighten Up Heavy Planters | Best of 10 Uses for Common Household Products | Photos | Money Saving Ideas | Money | This Old House

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