Use Kitty Litter Tubs as Garden Planters

June 1, 2010

Blue Kitty Litter TubThis is for fellow cat owners or anyone who knows a cat owner. If you purchase kitty litter in the plastic tubs with wire handles, do not throw away the tubs - use them as flower pots.


Here's how: Drill drainage holes around the sides of the tubs, near the bottom. Paint the tub your favorite color to hide the manufacturer's logo. I painted mine a light green, it took three coats of paint. Add enough gravel or whatever you want to use to facilitate water draining out of the tub. Fill with your favorite potting mix and plant your herbs or small vegetables.

I use mine for herbs or pepper plants. Work great. Why go out and buy planters when you have the tubs? Not only is this economical but I keep at least some of the plastic tubs out of the landfill. Happy gardening and cooking.

By Jack from Peoria, IL

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March 27, 2018

If you're looking for a non messy way to start seed, this is it.

Starting Seedlings In Kitty Litter - seedlings sprouting in crystal type kitty litter

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September 18, 2017

My family enjoyed having a large garden for many years. We grew potatoes, carrots, onions, green beans, sugar snap peas, zucchinis, eggplants, corn, jalapeños, green peppers, watermelon, and cucumbers in our yard.


We had edible landscaping. At our new home we can not have a garden so we are trying container gardening.

Use Kitty Litter Bins as Pots - kitty litter bins and plastic bucket planters

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