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Plants in wheelbarrow

Have you ever grown any type of plant such as flowers or vegetables in an old wheelbarrow?

If so, did you use an old wheelbarrow you already owned or did you buy one from a garage sale or somewhere else?

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Once when I lived in the Blue Mountains I had a 'fetish'', for old wheelbarrows!
My son's lined them up one day in my yard, at count I had 11 !!!!

Love the look of them, and I just got them from garage sales and the like.

That's a lot of wheelbarrows. They would have looked great.
We had a large bit of garden.....but I got rid of about 7 from memory, when they pointed out 11 was way tooooo much! LOL
by jonaja
I've never tried it but like the idea
I've not done this, but I love the idea.
by Vee
I used to have plants in an old wheelbarrow saved from ending up at the tip. Over several years I grew various vegetables and flowers in it. When we moved house it had to stay behind. Some time I would like to get one again.
Yes I have had things in a wheelbarrow when I lived in the country, however the bottom ended up rusting out, and everything fell out, so I did not attempt that again.

But a good idea -I have a wheelbarrow that has a flat tyre and cannot be fixed, or rather I cannot fix it, so I should put plants in it.

You do need to put ones in that have a shallow root system however or they probably will not thrive.
by Finy
Yes, the plants do need to have a shallow root system.
Yes, it's a common trick in my family - my grandfather and my mother both use their old barrows as planters when they wore out. The holes in the bottom mean they drain well and they always look completely at home in a garden.
I've never had an old wheelbarrow!
Plus I'm not a 'green thumb' sort of person!
P.S. Meant to say how lovely the photo looks!
by donjo
No I haven't but I do remember when they started being placed in gardens and how impressed I was. They do look lovely.
Noi I haven’t, but I think it’s a lovely idea though.
A neighbour in my unit block, who's a gardener, has done this with maybe one of his clients old wheelbarrows filled with some plants in the common lawn area near my back door. One plant's a succulent thing that really doesn't need much work.
yes, and it was a favourite place 4 the cat
Cats like to curl up in the strangest places. I guess it was in a nice sunny spot and planted with soft plants that made a comfortable bed!
years ago in my old suburb there was a once a year council rubbish collection
locals would wander around picking up bits and pieces. and this is how I got my old wheel barrow
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