How to Plant a Flower Garden in a Bicycle Basket

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A wire or wicker bicycle basket, whether left mounted on a bicycle or removed and hung from a wall, attached to a post or set on a table, may be used like a hanging basket to grow flowers. The weave of an old-fashioned wicker basket provides ideal drainage and—like most other bicycle baskets—allows adequate space in which roots of flowers or foliage plants may spread out.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You’ll Need:

  • Sphagnum moss, coco-fiber or burlap
  • Potting soil
  • Flower seeds
  1. Soak the lining material—the moss, coco fiber or burlap—overnight.

  2. Place the bicycle basket in a sunny spot where it will not be disturbed by wind.

  3. Line the bicycle basket with the material.

  4. Fill the bicycle basket with potting soil.

  5. Read the directions on the seed packets to determine how deep and how far apart to plant the seeds.

  6. Water the seeds morning and night to keep the soil moist.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you leave an old bicycle in your garden, you may plant climbing vines, which will crawl up the spokes of the wheels.

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