Containers forum: Old wire baskets need new lining.

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Name: Sasha Wiseman
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DaisyRyder
Apr 14, 2017 9:43 AM CST
I have a few old wire baskets (the hanging kind) and their coconut linings disenetegrated when I pulled them out of the garden shed. I know you can buy replacements but are there any alternatives that I don't have to spend money on? And still have it aesthetically pleasing? At a loss. And was really hoping to bring them to life this year.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 14, 2017 1:11 PM CST
Have any landscape fabric or window screen handy?
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Name: Sasha Wiseman
Fl. (Zone 8b)
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DaisyRyder
Apr 14, 2017 1:16 PM CST
No landscaping fabric. Sad But the window screen is interesting. I have some metal screen. Maybe I can spray paint the screen a bright color?
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 14, 2017 1:23 PM CST
Absolutely! Or add enough plants that you can't see the container at all!
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Name: Sasha Wiseman
Fl. (Zone 8b)
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DaisyRyder
Apr 14, 2017 1:42 PM CST
I battled google images for ideas and came up with nothing until I saw one lined with cedar. So, I tried one. I think it turned out okay. And eventually it'll turn that golden orange. Smiling (lined it with plastic)
I have a few more to do and I'd like to try the screen for the next one. Maybe cut some holes on the outside to grow plants out of so it covers the whole thing like you suggested.
Right! Now I'm hopped up for some gardening!

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 14, 2017 3:47 PM CST
I like that better than coir! And using what'cha got!
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CarolineScott
Apr 19, 2017 10:00 AM CST
That is pretty!

If you are really stuck-lining with a contractors garbage bag works.
Also sometimes you can place a shallow plastic pot in them.

These are not as pretty, but if you plant them so as to hide the pot---it works.
Name: Sasha Wiseman
Fl. (Zone 8b)
I'm quite frond of plants.
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DaisyRyder
Jul 27, 2017 1:12 PM CST
Update, after the cedar dried. Turned out pretty cool. And that krylon paint is tough. Thought the wandering Jews would spill over the sides though. Still pleased. (:

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Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
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LynneHTx
Aug 7, 2017 8:44 AM CST
I like what you've done. I've given up on coir liners because the squirrels just take it for their nests.

There is a 'plastic' sheeting they sell at the garden center here. It is green plastic on one side with holes about every inch and the other is a furry green felt like stuff. It goes in the hanging basket furry side out. So stealing that idea, I would think that if the cuttings you used don't hold up and the soil starts to leak out, you could line with perforated plastic to add some strength.
Name: Sasha Wiseman
Fl. (Zone 8b)
I'm quite frond of plants.
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Fruit Growers Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DaisyRyder
Aug 19, 2017 9:20 AM CST
I forgot to mention that part Lynne. Smiling I did line it with plastic. Big Grin Some garden plastic bags used for growing tomatos. Worked out pretty well. Nice aesthetics and no spillage. Holds moisture extremely well too.
Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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UrbanWild
Sep 6, 2017 9:20 AM CST
I have been experimenting with a couple of row boxes high on a wall outside. Coir, soil, ssedums. Last trear I tried marigolds which didn't seem to take the dry, hotconditions well.Still seem to have similar issues though. And jow between squirrels and birds, about 20% is gone. Thought about using burlap coffee bags and a little plastic in bottom.
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