How to Make Cool Planters From Recycled Materials

If you don’t have much space in your garden but want to grow your own vegetables, don’t worry, many vegetables can be successfully grown in containers. And recycled containers can be a good choice for this. It will help you save money and at the same time you are saving our mother nature.

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To the delight of all that is natural and wonderful, people lately have been taking up gardening, growing at least part of their own food and reinvigorating lawns with vegetables, fruits, flowers and all sorts. Not only does this equate to healthy, homegrown food in kitchens, but it also means less pressure for industrialized food production, in essence, saving forests from becoming carefully knitted rows easily harvestable mono-crops. Wow! Who knew a few fresh herbs on the windowsill could have such an impact.

Well, it can have an even larger impact with recycled materials. Look at it this way: You want to grow some veggies, head out to the nearest home gardening center and drop a few dimes on fancy planters. Now, you have fresh new pots just like everyone else, and new ones will be produced to insure future generations have them, too. Or…or…you could get funky personal and collect a bunch of garbage—old jars, plastic bottles, containers, pots and whatever else you can imagine—to fix up as little pieces of upcycled flare. Hopefully, you are thinking, Option B, please.

To say it with a little less rigmarole, it’s easy to make your own beautiful pots and planters from found objects, things just waiting to be reclaimed and reinvigorated with life. Ideas abound…

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