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#1 of 9 Old 12-03-2009, 03:28 PM - Thread Starter
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This is cool, I want to make it. I need ideas for the part that you plant the moss in (and I kinda want it to be cheap, because I am not sure if the moss will actually live in my bathroom, so I don't want it to be a huge investment, y/k).

http://www.coroflot.com/public/indiv...d=1877855&c=1&

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if you can live without the wavy edges, any shallow tray would work (like a school cafeteria tray). moss should love the humidity in your bathroom!
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It's funny because there are some parts of the country were moss grows everywhere and people try to discourage it. Actually, I had to reread the word, because I was thinking "mold." I think that mold grows in just about everyone's bathroom. Maybe you'll need to take longer showers. Or, maybe you need a humidifier.

Ok, now the picture has loaded... um, I would think that you wouldn't need the special shaped tray. My first thought was a cookie sheet, one of those sheet cake ones (15x10?). My only other thought was an under the bed storage container, but it's walls would be too high.

I would suggest cross-posting in gardening, since the indoor gardeners might know just the thing. Also post in mindful home management or recycling. I would also research the moss that you plan to use to make sure that it doesn't have anything wierd that would effect your family or pets.

Otherwise, I think that it looks very interesting.
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Thanks. I'll cross-post (now I need to figure out how to do that...).

I was thinking a tray - I actually have just the right size because my grandfather owned a doughnut shop - so I have some big trays that they used to put doughnuts on. I was thinking I would have to drill holes or something. Not sure.

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the moss won't need drainage holes, but you'll want something on the bottom of the tray to keep it from skidding, like rubbery, grippy shelf liner.
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What a great idea! Now I want one!!! I'm gonna check out my home goods store and see if something like this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002MH2G6/...SIN=B0002MH2G6 is deep enough for the dirt.
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That is what I was looking for! Thanks. The only trays I have are plastic, and I thought I would need something bendy... this silicone one is great. Thanks!

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Ooh, I am in love with this! I love that site, too.

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I just found your site and am wondering if you ever made the mat.
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