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33 Things You Can Reuse As Garden Planters

By CanarsieBK |

By reusing one of these items to garden, you’ll be starting a new life for a plant and giving a second life to another.

You don’t need to buy fancy containers or other items, you likely have one or more of these items lying around that can be used.

Here’s a list of things that can be reused as garden planters.

Furniture
If you have some old furniture lying around in the basement or garage, dust it off and get to planting in it.

  1. Bed frame
  2. Dresser drawers
  3. Desk
  4. Wicker loveseat
  5. Wooden chair

Kids
Much like their clothing, your kids have likely outgrown their toys. That doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of them, repurpose them in your garden.

  1. Capri Sun pouch
  2. Kickball
  3. Kids dump truck
  4. Red wagon
  5. Stroller
  6. Toy Box

Kitchen
Here are some items that can be found in your kitchen that can also be used as garden planters.

  1. Bread pan
  2. Coconut shell
  3. Coffee bag
  4. Coffee can
  5. Colander
  6. Cooler
  7. Reusable shopping bag
  8. Soda bottle
  9. Tea cups

Not For Food
I’m all for growing your own food, but you might not want to plant your edibles in any of these.

  1. Bathtub
  2. Boots
  3. Sewer
  4. Tires
  5. Toilet bowl

This is Why You’ve Been Saving These
Some of us are just packrats and hold onto things just in case you ever need them again. Now you have a use for some of those things.

  1. Bicycle or Tricycle
  2. Bird Bath
  3. Birdcage
  4. Gutters
  5. Mailbox
  6. Studebaker pickup
  7. Wheelbarrow
  8. Whiskey barrel

What are some other unusual things that can be used as garden planters? Share in the comments below!

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  • Deborah K. 9 months ago
    I used an old grill , some of the bottom had rusted out ,
  • Janet A. 1 year ago
    I think a old mailbox would make a great bird house !!!
  • Sue T. 2 years ago
    Great ideas--we have a yard, but lots of wildlife that likes to eat my garden. I plant my greens in containers because of this. Great ideas on how to mix it up!!
  • Tracie M. 2 years ago
    I am using old styrofoam coolers for my onions. Painted brown with some older boards around them. I don't have to worry about water loss either!
  • Dona E. 2 years ago
    Rubbermaid containers! I bought 3 at the thrift store, my husband put lots of big holes in the bottom with his drill, I covered the holes with terra cotta pot shards and when those ran out, I used coffee filter pieces. (There were so many holes and it took so much bending over that my Fitbit thought I had climbed lots of stairs!! LOL!)
    These will hold 2 squash plants and 4 cucumber plants. My raised beds are lying fallow this year.
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