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Hen and Chick Plants in a Boot Re-Purposed Planter

Hen and Chick Garden Planter Boots

Looking for a way to spruce up your entryway and welcome guests? Want to add some interest to an outdoor patio table? This hen and chick boot planter is the way to go. It is as easy as adding soil, planting your plants and watering. You can make your planters in about 15-20 minutes.

Hen and chicks, also known as hen and chickens grow close to the ground with leaves formed around each other in a rosette, and propagating by offsets. The “hen” is the main plant, and the “chicks” are the offspring, which start as tiny buds on the main plant and soon sprout their own roots, taking up residence close to the mother plant.

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Hen and chicks are popular in gardens for their varied and interesting appearance and hardiness. They are grown as container planting or in rock gardens. They do best in sun and will grow in light shade.


To make your planters gather up an old boot. In my case, a pair of old work boots. Fill the boots with a little gravel on the bottom and potting soil. Purchase hen and chick plants. You do not need to fill your boot completely, remember the mother “hen” plant with take care of adding more “chicks” through-out the growing season.

The plants are forgiving, meaning you can water when dry, and maintenance is non-existent.

Happy gardening!

 

Until next time friends.  Take Care!

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