How do I prepare my old bathtub to grow herbs

I have an old bathtub that I would like to use to grow herbs. How do I prepare the bathtub ?


20 May 2012 11:35 AM

Hi Margaret,

An old bath tub would be a great place to start off your herb garden. The only thing is that you will need to drill several holes in the bottom of the tub to ensure good drainage. If it is a cast iron bath tub you will need to drill the holes with a high speed drill bit, which I am sure you will be able to purchase at your local hardware store. You will then need to fill the tub with a good quality garden mix or if you prefer, several bags of a potting mix Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic lifter. This particular potting mix contains Dynamic Lifter fertiliser which will release nutrients slowly, and feed up to 12 months. Make sure the bath tub receives at least 6 hours of sunlight each day and water your herbs on a regular basis. Initally when planting out the seedling herbs, water them in with a solution of Yates Uplift Organic Plant Starter. This product is designed to boost new plants from the roots up making them stronger leading to bigger more productive plants. Enjoy harvesting your herbs.

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