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    Homemade Tofu Planting Pot

    By thomas | May 8, 2008

    Recently married Jason of j2fi sent this hack in a long time ago, and I think its about time I posted it up, since its a great idea. You know those little plastic containers that tofu comes in (the kind you can use to make a badass soap dish)? The ones that look like this:

    Package of tofuEmpty package of tofu

    Well, they have another use. In Jason’s words:

    These containers are also great in the early spring to get a head start on gardening. Just dump some dirt in there, plant a seed, and by the time the weather is warm enough to plant, you have a seedling growing healthy and strong :)

    I tried it out with some parsley seeds and check it out!

    tofu box planting pot with parsley

    They look like they are ready to transplant! Herbs can be expensive to buy in Japan, so you can save some bucks by planting your own. Growing plants will also give you a good way to put that old rice compost you’ve been making to use. And what’s more, you get to eat some delicious tofu to start off your project!

    Thanks (long overdue!) for the tip Jason, and congratulations on your marriage!

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    6 Responses to “Homemade Tofu Planting Pot”

    1. www.japansoc.com Says:
      May 8th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

      Homemade Tofu Planting Pot | nihonhacks.com…

      Do you live in Japan? Do you eat tofu? You know those plastic containers they come in? Those things are useful. Here you can find out how to use them in your gardening. Growing your own herbs can save you billions of yen in Japan, so check it out!…

    2. Jason Says:
      May 11th, 2008 at 6:34 am

      Wow, I forgot about that comment!

      Thanks for the link back :)

    3. Greg Says:
      May 11th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

      @Jason:
      How did you ever make out with the weight loss competition? I check the website every once in a while to see if there is an update? Did you win? How are you feeling? Is the weight staying off?

    4. billywest Says:
      May 11th, 2008 at 4:04 pm

      Since I eat nothing but soy beans and soy bean products, I like to use those empty tofu trays to put my edamame husks in.

      Tofu and edamame; cuz I’m a soybean kind of guy.

    5. Greg Says:
      May 12th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

      That comment should be directed towards Thomas – not Jason.

    6. thomas Says:
      May 12th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

      @Jason: No problem! Thanks again for the tip. Hopefully my herbs will grow up big and strong.

      @Greg: I won, kinda. My side of the story is this: I visited home during Spring Break and it was clear to both of us that I was going to win. My brother was avoiding me – I don’t know if he had anxiety over paying up on the prizes or what – so I offered to call off the contest. After I did, he was back to normal. Since the contest, I’ve gained about 1kg back, but other than that it’s been easy for me to maintain my new weight (about 84kg). I lost 15-16kg and I still feel great.

      @billywest: That’s a good, hack-worthy idea!

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