Recycled Container Gardening

Enhance the organic gardening experience with a recycled container garden!  This sassy method requires minimal space, time, supplies, and money.  Backyard gardeners in urban and suburban zones are attracted to the space-saving and mobility characteristics of container gardening.


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                                                           Recycled Chair               Antique Potato Chip Can


Here are a few quick container gardening tips:


The Container

  • Search around your house for items that would otherwise be disgarded or visit an antique store, almost anything can serve as a container!
  • Drill or cut drainage holes in the bottom of the container to avoid root rot
  • Fill the bottom of large containers with bricks or other recycled items to save on potting soil and compost
  • Line the sides of metal containers with newspaper to protect roots from the heat


The Plants

  • Be mindful of the containers used for vegetables, fruits, and herbs.  Toxins can leach into the plants.
  • Choose plants with similar needs (sun exposure, drought tolerant, etc.)
  • Water regularly!  You may need to water daily in the heat of the summer.



Recycled Barrel


Don't let anything contain you, have fun!


Learn more about Stacy Walters, RKT at www.fittogarden.com



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