One of the biggest challenge of the balcony gardener is to find suitable plant containers i.e. deep and not too heavy containers. Any vessel is suitable for container gardening if it has drainage. Here are some of my favourite cheap, eco-friendly and recycled plant containers.
Wooden plant containers
Wooden containers are perfect for plants and so easy to make!
Obvious options include barrels and wine boxes.
Forfurtherinformation on the wine boxes garden and instructions please click here.
Don’t have any wine boxes or barrels? Wooden plant containers are easy to make. Excellent instructions are available here.
Tin plant containers
Tin plant containers are easy to make too. You can pick a nice tin, paint one or just use some colourful yarns (indoors plants).
If you use tin plant containers remember to drill holes for drainage – If you don’t have any drill, you can use a screwdriver to make the hole.
I also like using old tools and furnitures, such as bowls and buckets as plant containers. Flea markets and car boot sales are great places to buy them.
Have you ever made your own plant containers?