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    Default Garden pots

    The price of garden pots is ridiculous!! I am keeping a look out in the classifieds for second hand ones.

    Does anyone have any ideas about other household items I could use as garden pots? (without looking awful)

    I was also thinking about using those Ikea storage tubs and drilling holes in the bottom??

    Any ideas?

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    Crazy isn't it!!

    I check eBay quite regularly for pots.

    I have a few smaller succulants in cans (my can opener leaves a smooth to the touch rim on the top)..they go all rusty and it looks pretty cool.

    and am planning to make some planter boxes - keep an eye out for old fence palings or pallets, make a frame, line and plant.

    (I have made a vertical garden out of an old pallet )


    I've also gone to teh reject shop and bought some $2 plastic pots.. in ugly plastic colours and then painted them in the colorbond colour spray paint that suits our house (primed first).
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    I agree on the eBay comment - can sometimes pick up a bargain there. I recently bought some of those big, flexible plastic tubs from Bunnings for around $8, and just drilled holes in them.

    I also recently saw a 'recipe' for a faux stone pot with cement, sand and peat/coir, all mixed up to a mud consistency with water, then just moulded over a pile of wet sand or polystyrene box. I might give that a go.

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    eBay and Gumtree are a good way to go....keep a look out for people getting rid of theirs.

    Pots are terribly expensive to buy new, it's ridiculous! I save all my littler ones to re plant cuttings and such in, but i don't really have any other ideas, sorry....i'd love some cheaper ones too!

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    i buy cheap black plastpots and spraypaint them, usually just silver so they reflect the heat. i also stack up 2 old tyres and paint them. atm i have raspberries in one and waiting on more potting mix so i can plant blueberries in the other.
    i saw on BH&G one night that most pot places have a spot out the back somewhere where they have cheap pots that might be chipped or something.

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    Thanks! There are some great ideas there


 

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