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Fun Gardening Activities

Growing your own herbs and vegetables is not only healthy it's fun! Here's a bunch of fun activities for you to try in your garden.

Gumboot Planters

Updated: Aug 16, 2018

Cute, quirky and totally practical... Gumboot planters are a great way to brighten up your garden and at the same time, recycle!


You will need:

  • Old Gumboots - various sizes/designs

  • Potting Mix

  • Selection of plants

  • (hammer and nails if hanging boots from a fence)

  1. Create 3-4 drainage holes in the bottom of each gumboot then fill with soil (if you plan on hanging the gumboots from a fence you’ll first need to hammer 2 nails into the top of each boot then hammer them onto the fence in your desired pattern).

  2. Transplant individual plants into each gumboot.

  3. Arrange gumboots into your desired layout (we chose a straight line along a fence that gets plenty of sun).

  4. Water your plants then continue to water every few days, unless they get enough from the rain.




You can add to your gumboot garden by finding other items to use as pots. Some ideas include old boots, saucepans, toolboxes, wheelbarrows, tyres or cups and saucers. How creative can you be?

Thank you to Living Fundraisers for sharing this activity.