Excellent Garden Uses For 5-Gallon Buckets

“Topsy-Turvy” Style Hanging Planters

With a drill or a utility knife, you can turn a five-gallon bucket into a topsy-turvy style upside-down planter.

Tool Caddy/Carrier

Five-gallon buckets make excellent tool caddies. Have all the tools you need on hand!

Tool Storage and Cleaning

A sand pail is a perfect garden tool storage and cleaning station.

Container Planters

The majority of vegetable garden plants can be grown in 5-gallon buckets.

Rock Collector

Keep a spare bucket in the garden to easily collect rocks as you work

Weed Trug

A second spare bucket will make an excellent weed trug that you can easily carry to the compost pile.

Compost Tea-Maker

Designate some pails as your official compost "tea pots".

Harvesting Basket

A stack of buckets can make big harvest go much easier.

Winemaking and Fermentation Crocks

Who says wine-making equipment has to be fancy and expensive?