Have You Tried Using an Old Bath to Make Into a Container Garden?

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Have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden?

I purchased an old bath some time ago from a 'Rastro' (second hand shop) in Spain - you may be able to find one in a thrift store or 'by the road'?

A couple of years ago we renovated our front garden. But.... obviously you have to wait a while for some plants to grow and thought using some artificial flowers would be a nice idea and not too difficult to do and would give the house some instant 'curb appeal'.
Time: 30 MinutesCost: $94Difficulty: Easy
  • have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden
I initially purchased the silk flowers to put into the bath to brighten it up immediately until some of the other plants grew. 
  • have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden
  • have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden
This year I thought I would change the artificial flowers with some more fresh plants that had already got some small buds ready to flower and some succulents.  So... this year I have managed to create a small container garden in the old bath.
  • have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden
This was very easy to create.  I purchased a bag of 'soil based compost' from our local gardeners with a variety of flowering plants and some succulents.  First of all I drilled 3 small holes in the bath and placed some gravel over them and then filled the bath with the compost and placed the plants inside, making a nice arrangement and then gave them a watering.  I let the water soak for a while.  You will see that the bath also has 'feet' so this will enable some good drainage.
  • have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden
Once that was completed I purchased a bag of white small stones to decorate on top of the soil.

This only took about half an hour to complete
  • have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden
You can purchase your plants, soil and small stones from most gardening outlets
  • have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden
  • have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden
Breakdown of costs:-

Bath 40 euros
Soil 2.85 euros
Stones 5.95 euros
Plants 30 euros

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