When doing container gardening you obviously need a pot. There are different kind of pots that you can buy in garden shops. Some are cheap and some are expensive, especially for the indoor plants. But why not use recycled materials? I will be sharing with you my recycled pots in my garden.
Do you have plenty of microwaveable tubs that you save because of food deliveries this quarantine? You can use them as seedling tray.
See those little babies? They are Celery that I am germinating.
Broken Pail Buckets
You are fetching the water and accidentally slide, then your pail bucket broke (hopefully, you don’t have broken bones, kidding aside). You can also use them as a planter. This is my bell pepper in the broken pail bucket.
Does your water jug faucet is broken? Or is it too old and need to replace them? Don’t throw it! You can use them as your planter. My favorite Kailan (Chinese Broccoli) in our Water Jug.
Do you know someone who has restaurants, tapsihan or even Karendirya? Some of them bought large condiments for their cooking. You can ask them their empty Mayonnaise, soy sauce or vinegar container and use them as your pot. Just make sure wash to them before using. This is Rosemary in Mayonnaise container.
Large Water Bottles
Now you used the Water Jug, why not also use the large water bottles? These large water bottles that I got from my rental space in my restobar before. They are full of dust and have stagnant water. I clean it up and viola! It is perfect for my eggplants.
As I’ve mention, we own Tubats Restobar before. It is now closed because of COVID-19 pandemic. As remembrance, I keep these beer buckets. Is it beautiful? That is my beautiful Mayana Plant perfect for beer bucket.
Ice Cream Tubs
Are you an Ice Cream lover? Don’t throw away the tubs. You can use it as a planter. This is my Vietnam Rose in an ice cream tub. I will just put a hanging basket and it will be perfect for hanging plant.
If I have beer buckets, I also have ice buckets. It is perfect for hanging plants like my pillow plant. You can also paint them and put your indoor plant. Just be creative and it is perfect in your living room as a centerpiece.
Every household has a laundry basin. If you have broken laundry basin don’t throw or sell it to the junk shop. You can plant Kangkong, Pechay and even Lettuce in it.
You don’t need to always buy pots into doing container gardening. There are recyclable materials that you can use. Just make sure you put drain holes in your containers. For plastic containers it easy to use a soldering iron for the holes. While for tin cans you can use a hammer and nails or if it is thick, you can use an electric drill and be careful in poking holes.
There you have it! Do container gardening! Be Ferntastic Plantitos and Plantitas.