21 March 2010

Runner Bean Planters

My Runner Beans are now good and ready to brave the outdoors! I couldn't wait for the day to come quicker as its such a lovely feeling...moving your not so much anymore seedlings to their long term home...

...but there was one problem. I didn't have a suitable pot or patch for them : ( Such a moment blonde moment I know...I think I was too preoccupied with the first step. Luckily being as resourceful as I try to be a solution was found quickly.

We had A LOT of wood lying around from a crate we took apart recently. Rather than burning it (which my dad had intended to do!), my boyfriend thought to knock up a few plant pots. I love re-using anything and turning it into a little gem!

He removed the nails, measured and sawed the wood....nailed it together and added some hardboard as the base.

Then it was my go to do some painting whilst he carried on making a few others for the leeks which will soon be ready. I had a nose around in my dads outhouse and found some royal blue exterior paint - PERFECT! There is something so therapeutic about painting. I think it's the back and forth brushing motion : ).

And here is the finished plant pot! It is a perfect length to line up all the runner bean plants. We used bamboo sticks as the main frame but added hanging string for the stalks to climb up. I expect we will need to add taller sticks soon enough.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Please leave a comment if your passing through : )

Gemma X


  1. Very resourceful and very pretty!

  2. Hello! I just found your blog through a comment you left on The Country Blossom. Your beans look so healthy...I hope they will do well. Your boyfriend did a good job on that planter box! I admire your resourcefulness!

  3. Hi Gem,
    I found your blog from Katy's at country blossom. I hope you will come by and read and hopefully follow my blog at donnasbusyhands.blogspot.com.
    Nice to see you here!

  4. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your boxes - I have been looking for something to put some of my spices/herbs in this year and yours look perfect. I think I will have to try to make some. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Love the bright blue with the green beans! I hope you have a bumper crop :)

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