Nursery carts and wagons will help save time and your back!Easily move plants, pots and tools around your nursery, greenhouse or garden with this DIY plant cart!
This DIY Stroller Plant Cart will hold 8-10 plant pots (the $4.97 size Mike sells) and maneuvers well over most surfaces.
Give it a try, it only took ten minutes and cost nothing because I had all the parts. It is very light weight too.
Like the grocery stores know, the bigger the plant cart the more stuff people will put into it to buy.
STEP ONE: Gather your supplies.
You will need a baby stroller, a screw driver or scissors, four zip ties and a plastic pop crate from your local party store.
The crates are usually piled outside just ask the clerk for one.(By the way, these are the same pop crates I use to root my cuttings in.) If you don’t happen to have one of these strollers hanging in your garage, you can find one at any garage sale or thrift store.
STEP TWO: Cut off the seat or remove the screws holding it onto the frame.
These screws will not affect the integrity of the stroller so you can throw them away.
STEP THREE: Attach the plastic pop crate.
This one fits just perfectly, but I also used four zip ties to hold it secure. One on each side and two on the back. Cut off the extra bit of the zip tie to make it look neater.
Now you are ready for your next plant sale or just to tool around in your garden!
By Karyn Flynn, a proud member of the Backyard Growers Association and the Backyard Growers Business Center
Watch this video to see Mike, Pam and the donkeys getting ready for their plant sale last May!
Steven Chandler says
Mike, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! I have learned more about rooting, mulch, and potting mix in the past half hour then in my 25 years as a home gardener.
You are now my go-to Garden Guru. Hey, there’s a fun nickname for ya…GG!
Mary Jones says
Thank you so much Mike. I always wondered how one could get the perfect edge.