If you are growing vegetables and fruits at home in your balcony garden or terrace garden in Mumbai, you must know the importance of getting planters for gardening at economical cost.In this article, you will find top gardening planters ideas as do it yourself (DIY) project. This is also applicable for the people, who are doing organic farming or small-scale farming for commercial benefit. Further, if you want to give a creative angle to your garden design or organic farm, you may not be satisfied with standard planters available in the market for gardening or organic farming.
If you are always looking to recycle plastic and other waste for environmental reasons, here are some of the best tips and tricks for making your own planters for gardening.
Hanging water bottle planters
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Mineral water is available in 1 Litre , 5 Litre and 20 Litre plastic bottles. You can also think of plastic coke bottle planters. The best way to procure mineral water bottles is to contact a rag picker or garbage selling shops. If you are living in Mumbai, you can go to Deonar dumping ground or Sakinaka to procure large quantities of mineral water bottles from garbage selling shops.
Before filling mineral water bottles with soil and compost mixture for gardening , it should be perforated with air and water circulation.
Coconut Shell Hanging Planter
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The best way to procure coconut shells in bulk is to contact a vendor or shop on the roadside who is selling coconut water. You can purchase them as recycled organic waste from them.
You just need one proper hole to be made in the coconut shell to pass water and air.
Turn Car Tyres Into Planters For Gardening
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It is difficult to procure unused tires in large quantities. But you can pick a few from the auto mechanic shops or garages.
Wooden Crates As Planters
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You can get a large quantity of wooden crates from vegetable and fruit selling shops. Before filling soil and compost for planting , the inner space of the wooden crate should be filled with grow bag cloth material available for gardening.
Vertical Ladder Planter
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Unused wooden ladders should be used to arrange small planters for gardening in a vertical manner. It is ideally suitable for arranging the plants with small planters in a balcony garden that has less space.
Sofa cum Bed As Garden Planters
Sofa cum beds generally have wooden frames. Since the rectangular areas of the wooden frame is very large, they are ideally suitable for growing vegetables in your home garden or balcony garden. The wooden frame can not be filled with the soil and compost directly. We need to cover the inner surface of the wooden frame with the fabric material of the grow bag. These grow bags are usually made of felt or other non-woven, pressed fabrics. These grow bags have small holes in them to allow the free circulation of air.
Saffola Oil Container Planter
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The unused plastic tumblers should be used for growing plants. Generally, it should be perforated with one small hole for air and water circulation.
Plastic Barrel Planters
Water drums or plastic barrels can be used to grow plants and vegetables by laying them in a horizontal position. Before filling the water drums or plastic barrel with gardening soil and a mixture of compost , it should be perforated for air and water circulation.
Old Chairs Turned Into Planters
The unused old chairs can be perforated with a big hole to fit it with a large size of grow bags commercially available for gardening. The grow bag should be filled with soil and compost mixture for planting.
Reusing Glass Jars For Plants
The unused glass bottles or jars can not be perforated with small holes for air and water circulation and they can be used as planters for gardening. The best way to use them is to grow money plants.
The art of making planters for gardening from recycled waste material requires creative out of box thinking. Start making your own planters for gardening and have fun !