Do you want a more natural alternative to using those plastic planter containers? Well, here is a project for you, where you can have an interesting planter during the growing season, then threw the container in the garden for mulch, without adding to the world’s landfill problems.
These planters can be used and kept anywhere they can provide good plant growing conditions, including the terrace, path, or even a roof top. The main criteria to be enough sunlight for the selected plants, with easy access to water and easy access for maintenance of the planter / s.
Just follow the steps.
What you need
- One or more rectangular bales of hay, (One per planter).
- 4-8 seedlings or young plants for planting.
- One or two good handful of soil / compost / potting mix per plant.
- Mala vrt handtools.
- Hose / watering can.
- Liquid fertilizer.
- The area chosen to ensure enough light for growing conditions required by the selected plants. Take one rectangular bale of hay, flip on its side so that the strip is no longer around the sides above and below.
Moisten thoroughly hay bales with a pipe or watering can.
Using the handle hand tool, dig four to eight holes in the new upper surface of the bales of hay, this hole must be large enough to have some good soil.
Into each hole, place handful or two of compost, soil or potting mix.
Plant your selection of annuals, perennial herbs or short-term.
- Water plants in well and fertilize them a liquid fertilizer.
- Because the air gap in a haystack, is this type of planter dry out faster than normal planter, so regular watering is essential.
- Also remember that your planter is actually decomposing while you are using so that you remember to regularly fertilize plants growing in it. Because nutrients may become temporarily unavailable during the decomposition process.
When you have finished your growing plants, move out into the garden, strip off the bale, and use it to mulch / fertilize part of your garden. You will find that center was afraid to degrade in compost nicely by this phase.