Don’t be ‘shattered’ if you break your fragile garden pots! Instead, take the opportunity to introduce kids to creative recycling.

Broken-pot garden

Equipment

What to do

  • 1. Sort the terracotta pots and pieces from biggest to smallest.

  • 2. Take the biggest broken pot and fill it with a small amount of potting mix (about 5 cm deep).

  • 3. Place a smaller pot in the middle, or use one of the broken pieces so that it acts like a wall.

  • 4. Fill up the pots with more potting mix to secure the layers or wall in place.

  • 5. At this point you can add more levels using smaller pots or other broken pot pieces, and fill or secure them with soil as well.

  • 6. Plant the seedlings in the different areas of the pot, and water in well. Water regularly, and replenish the soil or top up with compost, to keep the plants happy.

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