Thrifty Container Gardening

Hi everyone!

It can get quite expensive buying different planters and containers for your flowers, veggies or herbs. I decided to check out the Dollar Tree and see what I could come up with!

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What I found were these wonderful trash cans in vivid fun colors! They even have handles for easy moving!

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I was going to buy all red ones but, I came up two short on my first trip to a Dollar Tree store. As a matter of fact, I bought that store out on these trash cans.

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Flip the can over and drill a few holes for drainage (thank you hubby!). Be careful and take your time doing this because these are plastic and will crack.

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Fill with soil and plant your plants in them.

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I wanted mine to be Italian planters (to sell). I used a Roma tomato plant, a sweet basil and a purple basil.

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I made up 15 of them back in March and they sold quickly by the second week of May! So, I have since made up 35 more Italian planters and 15 salad planters.

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Each time I made a new set of them, I would tell Troy that when we get down to just one, I want to keep it for myself. So, far that has not happened. LOL

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Instead, I just keep making more!

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Next time you think about potting a plant in some sort of container, check out the dollar store!

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Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

I’m joining:

Kathe for "Your gonna love it Tuesday!"

and Susan for MM

9 comments :

  1. Love these. I would enjoy making one myself!

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  2. Those look marvelous. you'd never know they're not planters. The red is the perfect color too.

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  3. Thanks for sharing! I love the Dollar Tree and I too have used some of the gardening containers from there! Can't beat the price! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. These are a great idea. We have used things like the metal French flower buckets. We just drilled holes in the bottom. What ever is on hand we have used many times.

    Cynthia

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  5. Very cute containers! Love this idea. ;)

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  6. I think these are just the cutest!!! I was wondering how much you were asking for your container gardens?

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    1. Terri, we sold them last year for about $15.00 each. They sold really fast! This year we are taking a break from the Farmer's Markets.So, I didn't make any.

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  7. These are great, but I wonder, are the buckets BPA free and, if not, would the heat from the sun cause leaching of any contaminants into the soil/food?

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  8. Tree will grow to and whether it is self-fertilizing. If your tree is not self-fertile it will need to be paired with another one. Fruit trees make a wonderful addition to any garden. See this here

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