4 Greener Gardening Tips – Join SCOTT Naturals 4-Week Test Drive!

Can you believe we are already in week three of the SCOTT Naturals 4-Week Test Drive? This Earth month, SCOTT Naturals has challenged consumers to take the SCOTT Naturals pledge to switch to SCOTT Naturals products for just four weeks.

If everyone participated in this simple change, we could save 2 million trees! By switching to SCOTT Naturals™ hybrid line, which features bath tissue, paper towels, flushable moist wipes and napkins made with a blend of virgin material and at least 20% recycled material in products or packaging, you are taking one small step towards a greener Earth. 

The state with the highest amount of participation in the 4-Week Test Drive will receive a $50,000 donation towards local an forest conservation efforts! It’s just another easy way one small step can lead to a big change. Pennsylvania is currently int he TOP 5! Let’s get those pledges in so our state has a better chance at winning! 

Besides using products that combine the green benefits of recycled fiber with high quality, like SCOTT Naturals™, there are other ways to live a little bit greener.  

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Hen’s 4 Tips for Greener Gardening

Our family enjoys tending to a small garden every year. Growing some of our own food gives us the opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the freshest possible vegetables. Here are four very simple ways to garden a little greener.

1. Use household trash as seed starter pots – Instead of buying plastic pots to plant our seedlings in use SCOTT Naturals toilet paper and paper towel tubes to use as seed pots. We also use egg shells from our free range chickens to plant herb seeds in.

When we do buy pots at the store, we make sure that they are biodegradable and safe to plant in the ground along with our seedlings. Using recyclable materials as seed starters enriches the soil in your garden each year.

eggs and toilet paper tubes make great recycled seed planters


2. Make a recycled terrarium greenhouse – For a fun craft with the kids, use a rinsed and dried orange or milk carton, some old straws, masking tape and clear bags that bread, cookies, cereal or SCOTT Naturals have come packaged in to make a mini greenhouse for a few seedlings.

recycled terrarium greenhouse craft


3. Start a compost pile – There are countless tutorials on building a compost pile online. A compost pile is easy to maintain and will yield nutrient-rich soil from all of your household food scraps (don’t add meat or dairy to your pile or it will get rancid) and used paper products like SCOTT Naturals paper towels and napkins.

home compost bin


4. Plant a little something for the birds – By growing a few sunflowers and a small plot of wildflowers, like Bee Balm, we are adding beauty to our yard while providing a great natural resource for wild birds and even the honey bees! 

bumblebee on sunflower

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This is a partnered post written as part of the SCOTT Naturals 4-Week Test Drive blogger campaign. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!
About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
With a love for the outdoors and visiting local attractions in and around NW PA and Lake Erie, you never know what you'll find in my nest! Subscribe to A Hen's Nest so you don't miss the fun!



  1. 1

    That is pretty cool stuff, great ideas for using recyclable materials :) thanks for sharing!

  2. 2

    we use coffee grounds around our blueberry bushes. they love coffee!! we’ve also done eggshells for planeters, too. I love recycling!

  3. 3

    I love all of your tips, especially #1. I need to go buy some seeds and get my garden going. Last year I had a great time planting seeds with my son.

  4. 5

    Awesome tips! I just started growing herbs & they’re the first things that I’ve tried to grown that didn’t die immediately so my next attempt will be some sunflowers! :)

  5. 7

    I’ve tried to grown that didn’t die immediately so my next attempt will be some sunflowers! Thanks for the greeny thoughts.

  6. 8

    Those are some great ideas. I love the idea of using household trash as seed starter pots.

  7. 9

    What a GREAT idea and a fabulous post! I love the photos and the tips! I’ll be implementing some of these!

  8. 10

    What great ideas!! We used to be really good about composting veggie waste. I need to get back in the habit!

  9. 11

    I love all of these ways to garden green. Especially reusing trash! Thanks for sharing!

  10. 12

    Finding natural ways to control pests is one of the biggest challenges home gardeners face when an infestation of plant-eating insects threatens their vegetable plot..

  11. 13

    I just started growing herbs & they’re the first things that I’ve tried to grown that didn’t die immediately so my next attempt will be some sunflowers!

  12. 14

    Great article. I have a bit of gardening gardening experience myself but I must admit I never thought of using trash items as seed starters and the recycled greenhouse idea sounds like a fantastic way to introduce sustainable living to the family.


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