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Floating pots

I have to say making these floating pots and exploring aquatic edibles has been so much fun. Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate the original you tube video that inspired me but if I come across it again, I will upload it for you.

We were looking for alternatives as the clay soil is holding water, it’s been very dry, some algae were forming in the heat and the dam is taking time to fill. I was also too impatient to wait and wanted to start exploring aquatics. Brett was very helpful, and it was fun hanging out in the shed with him!

We used two types of pot: some square ones purchased from Bunnings for $5.95. The others used were two round pots, one inside another with a 1.5 to 2 inch space between them.

We started with some old coat hangers and threaded them through the kid’s old pool noodles. It’s the end of summer and they very rarely last until the next season. The noodles were cut to size and the wire was twisted to bring the noodles together around the pot. The noodles were then covered with black plastic purchased from Bunnings for $15 and stapled together. Black cable ties were used to bind the noodles to the pot. I have to say making these floating pots and exploring aquatic edibles has been so much fun. Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate the original you tube video that inspired me but if I come across it again, I will upload it for you.

I cut some bamboo from the garden and screwed in signage to distinguish the plants from each other. We currently have Vietnamese mint, Brahmi, Chocolate mint and Rainbow celery. These were gifted to me from Cecilia at Crop swap (so grateful – thank you!). I also planted some watercress from seed. More posts about these plants will follow!