Why should I choose a metal rectangular planter?
Stylish, yet robust and practical metal window boxes are the perfect choice to display your favourite array of beautiful plants. Metal rectangular planters work perfectly inside or outside, they're lovely to look at, easy to use, yet still tough enough to withstand whatever the British weather might throw at them. These particular balcony planters are completely plastic-free and have been coated with a glossy powder paint coating which is weather resistant and colourful.
Picking a metal planter is a great environmentally conscious choice to make, not only will they last significantly longer than their fragile plastic alternatives, they can be completely recycled at the end of life by all local recycling centers. You also reduce the risk of microplastic contamination within the plants themselves, which is especially important to consider if you plan on planting fruit or vegetable plants within your planter.
Microplastics within the food chain is something the world is slowly becoming more aware of. It is now thought that the majority of humans on planet earth have detectable levels of nanoplastics within their bodies, some of which will have come up through the food chain- from our use of plastics within the food growing process. A very scary thought!
What can I plant in a window planter?
All kinds! Let your imagination run away with this one. You might want to take into account your choice of colour when it comes to planting your favourite plant or flower. But with such an array of beautiful pastel shades, you won't be stuck for complimentary plant choices. Or, you could always purchase one of each if you can't quite decide!
Are there other plastic-free gardening choices I can make?
Absolutely! Here at Chimney Sheep we're all about trying to make environmentally friendly alternatives as easy to access as possible. We feel that making plastic-free swaps in the garden should be easy. That's why we have an entire range of natural gardening products. They're all plastic-free where possible and try to make the best use of the natural materials we have available to us - whilst still being effective.