Where crockery goes to die

Who says you need a garden to grow herbs or veggies. All you need is a windowsill and it doesn’t even have to be particularly sunny. I bought a new cup to turn into a birthday present but it got broken on the way home. Waa. So instead of throwing it in the landfill I filled it with potting mix and some coriander seeds. I then collected all the broken crockery around and filled them as well with all different seeds. Now I have lots of mini gardens my on kitchen windowsill.
Having fun with an avocado pip. When I was a kid we used to put toothpicks through the pip and suspend it in water. I don’t think they ever did anything but will be fun for John to watch it grow roots.
Some more broken crockery. Plus my kitchen pot planter which contained basil last summer I put a sprouting garlic clove in and it looks super healthy and happy. Might grow more garlic indoors in pots next year if this goes well.
Check out these super cute alien seed heads (aka snow peas). I can almost see them grow if I standstill and watch for a moment.

One of the great things about using broken crockery it that they often have cracks in them which is great when watering the plants as excess can seep out. if the crockery doesn’t have any cracks in it be careful not to water too often or you’ll rot the seeds/ roots. How do you reuse your broken crockery?

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2 thoughts on “Where crockery goes to die

  1. August 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I spend September and October going around the charity shops looking for pretty pots and cups etc. I plant them up with narcissi and crocuses and give them away as Christmas presents. Bigger bowls I plant with hyacinths and amaryllis. During the course of the year I collect any of my own dead crockery and add them to the pile.

    1. August 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      What a wonderful idea. I’d love to get a gift like this!! Will keep it in mind. Thanks Mx