Put on the dust mask and rubber gloves. Add the 5 lbs. Portland cement, 5 lbs. peat moss and 5 lbs. vermiculite to the wheelbarrow and mix thoroughly with your hands.
Add water, 1 cup at a time, while mixing, until the hypertufa mixture is the consistency of oatmeal.
Trowel the hupertufa mixture into the wicker basket. Push the mixture up against the insides of the basket, creating walls and a floor with a thickness of 1 1/2 inches.
Push your finger through the bottom of the hypertufa pot to create a drainage hole.
Let the hypertufa pot dry for 48 hours. Remove the wicker basket with the wire cutters to reveal the completed pot.