"Vintage" garden pot

By Admin | Landscape
15 May 2016


form can be made of plywood, foam or two cardboard boxes, placing one to the other.We used pine boards.

The result was a long pot 43 cm., Width 61 cm. And a height of 25 cm.
thickness of the walls should be at least 5.7 cm., Depth - 19 cm.
How to cook the mixture (giperizvestkovy tuff)
required amount of mixtureIt depends on the size of the pot.In general, you can not go wrong if you observe the following proportions:

  • 3 parts cement,
  • 4 parts peat,
  • 4 parts perlite,
  • water in an amount sufficient for the preparation of dense plastic mixture, a little acrylic paint (around & amp; 襴 the total volume),
  • little nylon fibers - to reinforce.


  1. materials form.
  2. Pine boards, plywood, foam or cardboard boxes.Bevelled panels for decoration - on request.
  3. Universal screws 1.27 cm.
  4. release agent: the melted paraffin or petroleum jelly.
  5. PVC tube length of 6.35 cm. Suit also twisted into rolls of paper napkins.
  6. Cement.
  7. Peat.
  8. Perlite.
  9. liquid acrylic paint.
  10. nylon fiber for strength.
  11. plastic sheeting.
  12. wire mesh.
  13. Seedlings.
  14. soil.

you need the following tools:

hammer, brush, gloves, masks against the dust, safety glasses, scoop or bucket, trowel, wire brush, a mallet, a little wood waste compaction.


  1. Apply release agent to the mold wall
    the mixture does not stick to the form, the tree must first be covered with a release agent - later its remains can be removed with a wire brush or knife.
  2. Make drainage
    to get good drainage system you will need to make holes in the bottom of the outside of the pot, in his corner.In the prepared hole, insert the PVC tube and secure them with a liquid paraffin.
  3. Mix the ingredients for giperizvestkovogo tuff
    Wear gloves, a dust mask and goggles.Mix cement, peat and perlite in a large tub or trough.Little by little, stirring, add the water and acrylic strengthener, until you get the desired consistency.Whip nylon reinforcing fiber and add to the mixture.The mixture should be such consistency that it can be rolled into a solid bead.
  4. Place giperizvestkovy tuff in the form
    tightly packed in the form of tufa, trying to knock down the drain tube.When the bottom is a layer thickness of 6.35 cm., Insert the inner pot and begin to lay tuff on the sides using the scoop.The tighter you utrambuete tuff, the stronger will be your pot.
  5. Ram Tuff
    As tuff laying on the sides of his plane rammed the wooden plank to avoid the formation of air pockets.Continue to stack tuff until it lines up with the top of the outer box.
  6. Separate pot on the form
    not touch the resulting preform for at least 24 hours.When the nail will not leave scratches on the tuff, can be separated from the resulting pot shape.First remove the bottom panel, and then the outer side, wiping them from the wax with a towel.Tremors bring down the center of the inner panel (in this case they break).
  7. Quit
    with a wire brush, you can make a flowerpot "old" look.Then mark a pot in a plastic trough and leave for at least a month.Then it can be installed.
  8. Start planting
    you can put in a pot any plants.In cold weather, if possible, incorporate pot in a warm place to protect it from temperature extremes.Otherwise, it may be destroyed.