Make a Garden in Unusual Recycled Containers

You don’t need to have a lot of supplies or spend a lot of money to start a great garden.  By looking around and using your imagination, you can find hundreds of vessels that could be great containers in which to grow a garden. Just remember that most containers will need to have drainage holes to keep your seeds or plants from drowning. Use an awl or a drill with a ¼ inch bit to put holes in the bottom of the containers every few inches. Milk jugs, yogurt cups, cottage cheese containers, plastic cups and tin cans are easy to use. And don’t forget about the plastic clamshell containers that produce and take-out meals often come in. They usually have holes and a

Boot-plantersJust remember that most containers will need to have drainage holes to keep your seeds or plants from drowning. Use an awl or a drill with a ¼ inch bit to put holes in the bottom of the containers every few inches. Milk jugs, yogurt cups, cottage cheese containers, plastic cups and tin cans are easy to use. And don’t forget about the plastic clamshell containers that produce and take-out meals often come in. They usually have holes and a cover which makes them very convenient for starting seeds. The lids can be closed to hold in moisture. Plastic wrap also makes a good cover.

Create a pattern with recycled tires planted with flower. (Avoid planting food in old tires.)
Plant crates and pile them high to make them easy to reach and tend.
Hang old teapots along a wall for small flower plants or herbs... especially herbal tea plants!
Replace the seat of an old chair with a flower pot.
Or find something small in which to plant an exquisite small garden.
Replace the seat of an old chair with a flower pot.
No space on the ground? Plant pots on a wall.
Hang your boots on the fence. Just be sure you have drainage holes in the soles.