Tin Cans as Planters & Garden Update

Happy Monday! It’s an exceptionally happy one here because not only is it a beautiful day and I don’t have to go in to work, but also a new cousin came into the world. Huzzah! Mom and baby are doing well, and I’ve even seen an adorable video in which she (the baby) yawns. Tough couple hours so far.

As you can see, our container garden, salad greens, and tomatoes are all thriving. All the sun lately has been great for them! We even are starting to get flowers on our pepper plants. You can really see a difference from three weeks ago.

These chic planters were once cans of tomatoes I used for sauce. All I did was spray paint them with some white Rustoleum (I checked when I got it for the tomato planters that it works on both metal and plastic), create some drainage holes in the bottom with a hammer and nail, add soil and seedlings, et voila! Almost-practically-free planters. I should note that this nail photo is from the first one I made. But by the second I figured out that I should make the nail holes first, then spray paint the can including the bottom to prevent rust. Pictured are nasturium and rosemary plants. As new cans become available, I’d love to have a few other herbs as well.

How was your weekend? Any exciting news or projects?