Don’t throw it away! If it holds soil and has drainage it’s a planter. Do-it-yourself mint tin gardens are perfect for small spaces, windowsills or passed along as gifts. Plus they’re easy to make.
Grow succulents, sprouts or experiment with other, shallow rooting plants. This is where the adventure starts.
In this video I use a drill when adding the drain holes, however, you can also use a hammer or soft mallet and a nail to achieve the same result.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Mint tins or any kind — use what you love best.
- Potting soil or cactus mix, such as: Espoma CA4 4-Quart Organic Cactus Mix
- Drain rock — optional
- Scissors or clippers
- Seeds for sprouting, succulents or other shallow rooting plants
- Hammer and nail or drill, such as: TEKTON 30812 Double-Faced Soft Mallet, 35mm
Get more details. Read an earlier article demonstrating how to make a mint tin garden or watch again: https://passthepistil.com/small-space-gardening-how-to-make-a-mint-tin-garden/
Note: when transplanting succulents, wait a few days after planting to water.
Other articles you might enjoy:
Small Space Gardening: How to Make a Mint Tin Garden
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*This article was originally published November 5, 2015.