How to Make Welly Plant Pots

A customer once told us that she was buying some wellies for the sole purpose of using them as a desk tidy for her pens and pencils. This got us thinking what uses a trusted pair of wellies could have when little feet had outgrown them. Now we’ve already used our mailing bags to plant tomatoes and herbs and so why not use wellies too?

How to Make Welly Plant Pots

What you will need

  • Wellies
  • Compost
  • Stones or Pebbles
  • Seeds
  • Watering can
  • Drill
  • Waterproof Labels (so you can remember what you are growing)
  • Garden canes (depending on what you’re growing)

How you do it

  1. Make sure your wellies are nice and clean by washing them with warm soapy water. Then dry with a tea towel.

    get your wellies ready
  2. Take any insoles out then drill some holes in the bottom of the wellies, you will need to space them out evenly around the sole of the shoe so when you water your plants the water can drain out easily.

    drill holes in your wellies
  3. Fill the bottom of your wellies with a few stones or pebbles, this makes it easier for the water to drain out.

    pebbles in wellies
  4. Add your compost, pressing it lightly but firmly into the bottom of your wellies, getting right into the toe.

    compost in wellies
  5. Fill your wellies with compost up to an inch away from the top.

    fill your boots
  6. Plant your seeds by pressing them lightly into the soil and top up with more compost. (If you’re growing different types of herbs in your wellies remember to write what they are on a water proof label so you don’t forget what it is you’re growing.)

    plants in wellies
  7. Give the wellies a good water and place them in a sunny spot, although do check your seed packets for guidance as to the weather conditions your particular plant needs.

    water your wellies

Our Useful Tips

We Suggest You Try Growing
  • Pansies
  • Daisies
  • Marigolds
  • Snapdragons
  • Sunflowers
  • Strawberries
  • Chillies
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Thyme

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