Friday, 19 June 2009

Unusual Containers For Growing Veg

John and I like to grow our own veg when we get the time and I know that some people will grow their veg in unusual containers especially if they are short of space. However I would never have thought of using my old bra or John's underpants! But it seems that some gardeners from the Ramsey Horticultural Society are doing just that, well not using my bras or Johns underpants, but using donated bras, pants and boxer shorts.

Georgie Webb of the Royal Horticultural Society said, 'Due to their conical shape, bras are ideal containers for turning into hanging baskets, and if you sew two together you have what is best described as a "hanging bra-sket." Once filled with compost you can grow salad leaves, herbs, alpine strawberries and even tumbling cherry tomatoes in them.'

There was even debate as to which type of bras would make the best growing container.

If you are thinking of using your old bras and pants then you may need to check out my underwear site at for replacements!

Click on the link to read about these unusual containers for growing vegetables.

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