How to Make Your Own Upside Down Planter


Instead of buying an upside-down planter, make your own and grow upside-down vegetables. Not only is the planter easy to make, it allows you to grow vegetables off the ground and in places that don't have room for a traditional garden. You can move the planters anywhere that you have sun.

Step 1

Remove the lid from the 5-gallon bucket and drill a 3-inch hole in the bottom. Drill holes in the side of the bucket every 3 inches around the bottom and 3 inches from the bottom.

Step 2

Use the drill and 1-inch drill bit to make about five holes in the lid of the bucket.

Step 3

Use an armchair and the two boards to make an open-end table to set the bucket on so that the bottom of the bucket is open and not blocked.

Step 4

Place the plant greens through the hole from the inside going out to the bottom of the bucket. Gently hold the roots in the bucket.

Step 5

Add the soil and gently pack around the roots of the plant. Remove your hand and continue adding soil so that the bucket is three-fourths full. Pack down the soil gently as you add soil.

Step 6

Place the cover on the bucket and water through the holes in the cover. Hang the bucket on a hook by the handle in the proper sunlight.

Things You'll Need

  • 5-gallon bucket with lid
  • Drill
  • 3-inch drill bit
  • 1-inch drill bit
  • 2 3-foot-long boards
  • Armchair
  • Soil
  • Plant


  • Upside Down Planter
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