GardeningRecusing Broken Clay Pots and Replanting with a Succulent Twist

Recusing Broken Clay Pots and Replanting with a Succulent Twist

Many homesteading gardeners are recusing broken clay pots and replanting with a succulent twist instead of just throwing them in the trash.  Being a frugal minded person, I have a hard time throwing anything away that might even remotely might have a functional second chance life.

Thinking outside of the box has resulted in quite a few brilliant ideas that many of my friend’s rave about and even a couple awards at the county fair.

Do you have active kids, energy filled pets or just serve weather conditions that could result in broken clay gardening pots ?

Yes, this step by step tutorial actually takes the time to slice a U shape portion out of the side of a clay pot. Honestly, I would only do this project if I had broken a pot and could not stand to throw it away.

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Recusing Broken Clay Pots and Replanting with a Succulent Twist

Here are some other ideas to use broken clay pots in your garden and around your home.

Small pieces can be used as a protective moisture control over the dirt and around your plants in your in your planters. It is also helpful for keeping animals & birds out as well.

You can use medium clay pot pieces to write fruit, herbs and vegetables names upon to create plant label markers.

Even a simple upturned pot can provide a safe haven for frogs and lizards seeking shelter. Providing shelter helps keep your garden in balance as they keep your insect population in check.

Easily create a spill pot by growing trailing plants to cascade down the sides or out the front. Push the broken portion of the pot in the soil. Onlookers may not even have a clue that the clay pot is broken.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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