You are already improving the world around you by growing your own vegetables. Now go one step further–-what do you have lying around your house or yard that you can use in your garden?
An old gate is great for tying up veggies that tend to flop. This green gate in the middle will soon have beans growing up it’s old metalwork.
Have a plumbing project? Old pipes and conduit are great for shepherd’s hooks and stabilizing tomato cages.
Pantyhose have a run? Don’t throw them away! Use pieces to tie up your plants, the pantyhose is soft and gentle on tender stems.
Do you spend hours pulling kids toys out of packaging because they’re secured in with those annoying plastic ties? Those ties also make great plant ties–weatherproof and almost invisible amongst your veggies.
How about turning a pallet or old crates into a vertical garden?
And don’t forget a great use for old tires: growing potatoes. Stack them up and add dirt all summer.
And check these out...know anyone with an old barn? These were horse feeders, repurposed as gorgeous planters.
Now get out there and create something beautiful.......