DIY Re-Purposed Colander Planter

Photo Courtesy Of 17 Apart 

Photo Courtesy Of 17 Apart 

Another upcycled addition to your Urban Garden - An old colander turns out to be the perfect planter. The bowl itself is deep enough for plenty of soil and roots, and the necessary drainage holes are already in place. To make the planter, cut a circle of burlap fabric (the woven fabric common in coffee/potato sacks) and fit it inside the bowl. The burlap fabric holds the soil in place, while still allowing water to drain though. Once the fabric is in, fill the colander with organic soil and test out your favourite organic seeds. This concept is perfect for radishes, strawberries, spinach, lettuce and all the herbs you can think of. To turn the colander into a hanging garden, use some twine securely attached to the handles, and hang where desired. 

Tutorial via 17 Apart

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