New year, new DIY season. This time it is about making your own vertical bucket garden for all the plant lovers out there. Watch the video to learn more.

Vertical Bucket Garden

Create your own vertical bucket garden using your empty Boysen cans. We have a post about upcycling paint pots to plant pots. Click on the link because the post will tell you how to clean the paint can properly before you start building that vertical bucket garden.

I think we’ve all seen how the Boysen can has been recycled for other functions, like using it as a garbage can, or having concrete poured in it so it can be used as a bollard in a parking space, or as a pail to store water, or as a tabo (for the 200 mL pots), or as a container to hold important stuff during floods…

Using it for plants is a good option. Maybe you can plant onions in it, although growing onions from scrap or cuttings can take 90 to 120 days! Still, it is good to give gardening more thought. Having your own vegetable patch at home brings with it several benefits—

  • healthy food,
  • outdoor exercise that can calm the mind, gets you moving, and lets you soak up that precious Vitamin D from the sun,
  • reduces the food bill.

A vertical bucket garden is space-saving so if you have a pocket garden, you can still multiply the plants that you can have. This is a good way to plant herbs, which are expensive. It’s better to plant your own so you get only what you need for the food you will be cooking to prevent wastage.

Nature Nurtures

Homebound: Rural Escapism as a Way to Deal With the Quarantine

Many people started turning to plants in 2020 when the lockdowns started. There was a need for people to be close to nature. Some urbanites even located to rural areas, and trend forecasters called it Rural Escapism. Around this time, people rediscovered the beauty of slow living. With it came the mindfulness of how we moved throughout our days, nourishing our bodies with slow food, striving for authenticity with how we lived our lives, and strengthening our connections with loved ones.

Around this time, biophilic design gained prominence, and people explored how they could have that in their homes in order to improve their family’s well-being. The need arose to create indoor-outdoor spaces, where there was a rethinking about the barriers between interiors and exteriors.

Click on the links if you want to know more. These were interesting trends that were strengthened because of the lockdowns we went through. Now with the world opening up, we seem to be going back to the usual grind. I hope that the lessons we learned in the last three years will guide us in our quest to live meaningful and purposeful lives.

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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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