Cheap Gardening Containers: How to Find and Use Them

Cheap gardening containers are easy to find with a few helpful tips, and they can be used for a variety of garden projects.



Stand Up and Garden
“Stand Up and Garden” by Master Gardener Mary Moss-Sprague is a great reference for inspiration and instruction on sustainable and economical gardening practices. Find basic planting and growing information for a wide range of vegetables and herbs in small vertical spaces. Also, learn how to repurpose old tubs and buckets as cheap gardening containers for growing happy vegetables.  
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Cheap Gardening Containers
Food-grade buckets, grower’s pots, and plastic dishpans are all good to use as cheap gardening containers for growing plants. Just remember to add drainage holes. 
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Beans and Peas Start Climbing
Beans and peas planted directly in the dishpans quickly germinate and start climbing. 
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Drainage Holes
Al Sprague drills holes in several plastic dishpans at a time. 
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Swiss Chard
Swiss chard shows off its pretty leaves. 
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Tomato Plants Up Close
Tomato plants, up close and personal. 
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