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I do extreme container gardening. I haven’t counted how many containers
I’ve got going this summer, but trust me, there are a lot. I’m also pretty
cheap – that combined with a penchant for interesting containers and a
desire to push the …
Ideas for Cheap or Free Containers
By Kerry Michaels, About.com Guide
I’m a total cheapskate. The combination of that and a love for recycling and re-purposing has led to my obsession with finding container garden ideas that can be done on the cheap. Here are some of my favorites.
When my kids were little, we always had a lot of juice boxes lying around. Now I have to get them from the neighbors’ kids. They make great containers, though they are small so will need lots of attention so they don’t dry out.
You can even use juice boxes for starting seeds.
Cut holes in the bottom for drainage and then put a piece of plastic screening, coffee filter or paper towel over the hole. This keeps the soil in while letting water out.
Growing small herbs, or flowering annuals works well.