The team at Fresh Digs, a Seattle-based landscape architecture studio, loves repurposing found materials in edible gardens. So when they came across a stash of vintage locker baskets they snapped them up and transformed the wire boxes into hip, functional containers for shallow-rooted plants like herbs and greens.
The baskets, which started out life in a Seattle high school locker room, are available in Fresh Digs' brand new online shop in two limited editions: unnumbered baskets with their original galvanized finish or numbered baskets that have been powder coated in a vibrant shade of orange. The baskets measure 11" wide by 13" long by 8" high and come with a custom smart pot liner that contains the plants' roots and soil but allows water to drain through freely. All you have to do is add soil and plants. I think the baskets would look especially cute lined up on porch steps and planted with purple basil in the center and superbells (Calibrachoa) spilling out over the sides.
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1. Powdercoated wire basket in bright orange
2. Reclaimed locker basket, numbered and powder coated, $75
3. Reclaimed locker basket, unnumbered with galvanized finish, $65
4. Custom smart pot liner
(Images: Fresh Digs)