Gardening on a Dime-Cheap Garden Containers

Finding the Perfect Garden Container at a Low Price

If you are like me, you are always looking around for great deals for your garden containers. There are many beautifully decorated pots and containers out there for gardens, but since I’m on a budget, I’m always on the look out for great cheap garden containers. These may be on sale, made of cheap but quality products, a cheap hidden gem, homemade or even free.

Cheap Garden Containers
Variety of Garden Pots

I love the variety of garden containers out there. I’ve been an artist practically since birth, so I’m always drawn to colorful, artsy objects. Since most of those types of containers are out of my price range, I keep a look out for the cheap garden containers. There are many ways to do this, with some patience and creativity.

Let me give you a few ideas how you can keep in your budget when looking for cheap garden containers.

Plastic Pots

The first ones that come to mind are hardy plastic pots. These are inexpensive and come in a variety of colors and sizes. You can find them in garden stores or places online like Amazon.

This type of cheap garden container is in no way fancy, but they do make plants stand out on their own. You can find my review on one such as theFiskars 12 Inch Ariana Planter with Self-Watering Grid here. Most of these planters will need holes drilled out of the bottom for drainage.

Cheap Garden Container
Plastic Pots

Plant Pouches

Another type of cheap garden container is the plant pouch. These are in no way fancy but make a great display if you choose to do vertical gardening. They start at only a few dollars and can be found at a variety of places online.

Since most plant pouches are small, make sure you plan ahead what you want to grow in them and don’t chose a plant that needs deep space for its roots. These are great for herbs, succulents, petunias, impatiens and a variety of hanging plants. Experiment to see what works for you.

Terra Cotta Pots

Terra cotta pots make great inexpensive additions to any garden. These are inexpensive and are available in different sizes. They come plain but can easily be decorated with paint and other craft products. Terra cotta pots can be found in craft stores and online.

Cheap Garden Container
Terra Cotta Pots


Another person’s junk can be your treasure. Ask friends and family if they have any containers they no longer use or are piled up in garage. You never know, you may be able to turn one into a garden container! Make sure you drill/cut out holes in the bottom of any container for water to drain out of.

Crafty Containers

Craft stores, such as Hobby Lobby and Michael’s have a variety of containers that would look great in a garden. Baskets, wood crates, and other decorate containers can be found at these stores, which would also make great cheap garden containers.

Cheap Garden Container

Make sure to cut or drill holes in the bottom. You may also want to cover the inside with plastic and cut holes in the plastic for drainage as well.

Homemade Containers

If you keep old stuff like so many other people do, you may be able to find your own container right at home. Old kitchen colanders, beach buckets, wheel barrows, children’s plastic town containers as well as others can be made into garden containers. It just takes a little imagination and some time.

Last Words

As you can see, there is a variety of ways to buy or make your own cheap garden containers. It may take some planning, bargaining, imagination and searching, but it can be done. Let me know what you have come up with for cheap garden containers!

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