Container Gardening Ideas: Shopping Cart Used as a Salad Planter!

by Ashley Cotter-Cairns
(Container Gardening For You)

You may find it hard work 'carting' stuff around in your container garden...

You may find it hard work 'carting' stuff around in your container garden...

Container Gardening Ideas: Shopping Cart Used as a Salad Planter!

Image used under a creative commons licence with the kind permission of CHARMERS and Flickr

The next time you shop for salad at a supermarket, think again.

Could you grow your own lettuce?

We already grow ours here at Container Gardening For You. It's lovely to go out and pick salad fresh from a pot or raised bed.

We also hate the fact that our local IGA charges FIVE DOLLARS for 143g of organic lettuce! (Absolute crooks.) The same money buys seedlings that will give us salad for months if looked after properly.

Still, it would never have occurred to us to get our own back by "borrowing" one of the shopping carts, filling it with soil and using it as a salad planter.

You have to admire the poetry of that justice. Very nice work!

I love the detail of growing stuff out of the side as well as the top. Tee hee.

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grocery cart strawberries
by: Anonymous

One of my neighbors was complaining about junk in my yard,even went so far as making it official (complained to town board...on to court...pissin match with a judge) I hauled out an old grocery cart lined the basket with weed barrier fabric planted the sides with strawberries and the top with salad greens ect. Took a photo and sent to the judge. case closed. also used a leaky wheelbarrow,an ice fishing sled,old pallets,a tractor tire and some other "junk" I got for other neighbors and made growing containers out of them too. Guess what..... the complainer stopped today and asked if she could buy one for her yard! LOL

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Straw Bales!
by: Judi

I love the shopping cart idea, but I'd use straw bales inside instead of the amount of soil required to fill a shopping cart! A straw bale is about a perfect size to slide right in & costs about $3.50 US. I'm sure that much soil would be far more. You can find out how to grow just about anything in straw bales all over the web.

I'm Disabled so I use straw bales all over my veggie garden, but to grab a shopping cart from my local grocery store & elevate it even more would be wonderful on my back!! Plus, I could literally cover the entire thing in flowers & it would be beautiful!!!.

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