Rope Pots ... Turn a plain or ugly container into something special. With a quick coat of white paint you can turn mismatched pots into a stylish collection. Glue some rope or sisal around the edge for feature planters and stack them for a great effect. | The Micro Gardener
Great idea not planting them all at the same time! More good gardening stuff: "Growing lettuce on your porch. Plant seeds in succession about a week apart, that way you'll have greens all summer."