Sunday, 13 March 2022

Tumble Dryer Drum Veg Planter.


 Number two son noticed that  the stainless steel drum in the broken tumble dryer had holes in it.  He said to his mum:

" Do you think my dad will want to grow vegetables in it?"

She told me his idea and I went outside to have a look at my new vegetable gardening project.  It was perfect and I placed it on the sheet of builders plastic  which are full of homemade compost next to the baths planters and fish boxes. It was perfect!

Have you repurposed a domestic appliance for a planter in your allotment?  I wonder if I could use Henry the vacuum cleaner for something?  Hmm...? 

Perhaps I should change my blog name to Stig Of The Dump? 


12 comments:

  1. Your son sounds as resourceful as his old dad!

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  2. He's not interested in growing vegetables or plants but yes he's resourceful JayCee.

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  3. Funny i was thinking about Stig of the Dump only yesterday (different context). Great repurposing there. Truck sized drum brakes next...

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  4. Stig was brilliant wasn't he Tigger. Drum brakes would make great raised veg beds.

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  5. You can use a chest freezer for growing early crops. You need to make drainage holes and can cover the top with plastic or glass, when its cold or at night. Loke you I use old baths.
    Kathy

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  6. Great repurposing of an old chest freezer Kathy. I made a cold frame from old bricks and placed a plastic shower surround on the top for glass. I have seen supermarket trolleys used to dry onions in summer. I got my old plastic baths for 12 Euros each and made a drainage holes in them. I also have two back wheel tractor tyres that are filled with soil and planted with perennials. Thanks.

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  7. I know of a garden with a line of old loos turned into planters - it is quote funny, but seems to work.

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  8. Hi The bike shed. Sounds like a great repurposing find. I have a toilet in the garden which I plan to plant in. I also have a Belfast sink full of perennials which use to belong to my Irish Grandmother. Any receptacle or container can be utilized and repurposed to grow plants or vegetables.

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  9. I still us an old earthenware toilet bowl as a planter. It is sturdy and brown just like my....CENSORED BY BLOGGER!!!!.

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  10. We use all parts of old washing machines. One drum, bottom holes covered with newspaper, holds the wood for the stove. The next one will go into the garden. Great idea!

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  11. You are very resourceful Linda. There are many broken things that can be utilized and repurposed for firewood or in the garden.

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