Craft your own DIY planters

It’s the arrival of sowing season, which means it’s time for green-fingered friends and budding enthusiasts alike to get started on DIY planters. Follow our simple 3-step guide and achieve planter perfection.  


1. Cut the wood to size

Using a hand saw, cut planks of wood to size and nail the parts together. Remember to keep the ends as square as possible for a seamless finish and to measure twice!


2. Create drainage holes

Distribute drill holes evenly but avoid the edges of the planter. These drainage holes will keep the roots happy and healthy.


3. Add the final touch

To assist drainage, place a layer of gravel or large stones at the bottom, then fill it with suitable soil or compost for growing plants or vegetables.  


Remember to use our 3-IN-ONE White Lithium Grease to keep your tools well lubricated, protected and ready for future projects. 


Wondering what to grow in your planter? 

Here are some popular options of what to grow in your DIY planters 


  • Flowers. Growing flowers is like painting your garden – it’s an opportunity to bring it alive with your favourite colours. You might want to consider pink petunias, yellow marigolds and violet geraniums to add vibrant hues to your space. 


  • Herbs. Picking your own home-grown herbs from your garden is the basil on top of your pizza, the crushed mint in your mojito or the rosemary on your roast potatoes. These herbs thrive in garden planters – just remember to grow them in well-draining soil and grow them near the kitchen so you have easy access to them when you’re cooking. 


  • Vegetables. Get the satisfaction of nurturing food from seed to plate. Tomatoes, peas and carrots are just some of the many vegetables that you can easily grow in your DIY planter. 


  • Succulents. If you’re looking for something that looks impressive and low-maintenance, succulents are your go-to plants. They’re perfect for DIY planters, especially in areas with limited water and sunlight. 



When choosing what to grow in your garden planters, consider factors such as sunlight exposure, water requirements as well as the depth and size of the container.  

Always use good potting mix made for containers; it’s nutrient rich and helps with drainage. With proper care, planters will turn your space into a beautiful, thriving garden. 


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