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Belfast sink as planter


I have a few Belfast sinks in my garden that were left by the previous owners, I was thinking they'd be perfect for my daughter as a planter but I don't know what to put in them as they aren't very deep.  Could I put fruit or veg in them?

Thanks in advance


  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    We have Alpines and they love the sink.

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,575
    You could try growing herbs in one.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,117
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    I have 2, one with alpines and one as a bog garden full of carnivorous plants. Leafy salads would do well, maybe beetroot, strawberries.


  • That's brilliant, thanks for the inspiration! I'm glad I've got three sinks now, we can have a go at a few ideas. With herbs, I've seen really big plants, do you just prune them to keep them small enough to fit a few in the sink?
  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550

    I guess if you chose herbs and salad, the pruning would be in the picking as you used them and alpines would not need pruning as they are all naturally small plants image

    Last year we had some good threads about Belfast sinks and some lovely pics if you can find them 

    Look forward to pics of yours image


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