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Just the other day I was in a desperate need of any kind of container to plant some Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes), Comfrey Bocking 14 and ‘Czar’ Runner Beans which I was ”gifting” to some relatives overseas. I had said that the plants will need some care until a root system was established because these plants are going from a Temperate Climate into the Tropics and luckily I happened upon these ready to be thrown away bags, from a recent clothing shopping spree.

Paper bags are ususally quite strong when supplied in Malls / Shops where the customer is expected to buy heavy loads, the best part is that I intend to merely submerge the plant with it’s paper ”pot” directly into the ground such as those common compostable / biodegradeable plant pots – completely eliminating the need for plastics and giving the plant and other organisms some additional nutrients!

Method:

Step 1: Take bag and cut vertically in half, you can pull out any handles / straps and re-use those later if you like

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Re-purposing a Bench Paper Bag into Two Plant Pots – Step 1

Step 2: Once cut, lay both pieces down on their thinner Vertical Sides as in the below photo, then deicde for yourself how large (wide at the base) you need your two pots so you can follow the follding lines and cutting lines in the diagram further below …

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Re-Purposing a Bench Paper Bag into Two Plant Pots – Step 2

Step 3: In the below diagram, the following notes are key to complete this project:

The RED Line is the base Horizontal folding line,
The two Orange Lines are the side Vertical folding lines
The two Dotted Green Lines are the only cuts you will need to make

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Once all folded and ready
, the final step is using a stapler to keep it together and perhaps to re-attach the handles for ease of transport and handling (Optional)

 

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Honey & Cinnamon Weight Loss Recipe

Both honey and cinnamon are well known for their healing benefits, and they have been popular used as medicine in many remedies as well. You know the nutritious and tasty of these two ingredients, but did you know that the combination of them can also be a booster for weight loss? They will not do this job alone, while combined them with the proper diet and exercise program can help you get your goal faster.

If you are still struggling to lose the unwanted pounds, why not try honey and cinnamon combination?
 
Honey and Cinnamon Combination for Weight Loss

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a cup of hot water
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey

Mix the cinnamon with hot water and let it cool down.

Add the honey to the mixture when the water cooling to a drinkable temperature, this will keep the honey’s nutritional value.

Stir and drink it.

How to Use This Remedy

It’s suggested to drink this mixture four times a day:

1. In the morning, half an hour before your breakfast. Drink it on an empty stomach will help you increase your metabolic rate and speed up the fat burning process.

2. Between meals, especially if you start feeling hungry and you experience food cravings. The mixture will lessen your appetite and also help you stay focused and alert throughout the day.

3. Consume this mixture before your workout will boost your energy for you to complete your exercise more better. Especially when you exercise on an empty stomach, drink this mixture instead of eating some foods will help you burn more calories, as the body does not need to digest foods during working out.

4. Before your bedtime, drink this mixture will give you a good night sleep and it will also help you combat the night time cravings. As it provides your stomach with the healthy substance to munch on.

Other Ways to Use Honey and Cinnamon Mixture as A Natural Remedy

Honey and Cinnamon for Boosting the Immune System

Used honey and cinnamon as a mixture regularly can improve your overall immune system, as both of them are with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which make the body strong enough to beat the harmful bacteria and viruses.

Honey and Cinnamon for Better Digestion

Take this mixture before meals will help you digest even the heaviest of meals, this is an effective natural cure for indigestion. It helps promote good bacteria in the colon thus promoting digestion and cleanses the colon by eliminating the toxins too.

Honey and Cinnamon Mixture Lowers Bad Cholesterol

Regular intake the honey and cinnamon mixture lowers bad cholesterol. For best result, mix 3 teaspoons of cinnamon and 2 teaspoon of raw honey in 4dl of green tea, drink 3 times a day. Bad cholesterol will decrease after a few days.

Honey and Cinnamon For Bad Breath

Gargle with the mixture first thing in the morning will make your breath fresh throughout the day.

Honey and Cinnamon For Cough

This mixture also reduces both dry and phlegmatic cough by clearing the phlegm from the chest. Drink it 2-3 times a day to relieve the symptoms of cough.

Honey and Cinnamon For Boosting Energy

You will feel more rested by drinking the mixture regularly, as it helps against fatigue and boost energy levels. Drink it in the morning and in the afternoon, and you will get many essential minerals and vitamins from both ingredients, such as calcium, iron, manganese, vitamin C and vitamin K.

Honey and Cinnamon For Protecting Stomach

This is a natural remedy to deal with some stomach problems, including bloating, gas and acid reflux. It protects the stomach wall by coating it to prevent these normal stomach problems, it also cleans the system of bad bacteria to prevent the infections.

Article Written by Alex Jordan of Natural News

Sources: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, newrealities.com, bembu.com