We are all used to the idea of using raised beds to cultivate our vegetables, but you may be amazed to discover what some people use for this purpose. While an old concrete sink may not seem so strange, using a kiddie pool, sections of guttering and even an old pair of jeans does appear rather extreme. This list of crazy containers is described in an article by Annie Thornton which I found on the Houzz website.
We asked for them, and you gave them to us. From a tractor tire to a toilet tank, you’ve shown us unusual places where, with the right soil, some water and maybe a drain, edibles will grow.Lack of landscaping doesn’t seem to stand in the way of your edible gardening efforts. Check out these 14 alternative places where Houzzers are growing crops and see if you get inspired to finally make use of those old blue jeans.
1. In a toilet. Not to let any good vessel go to waste, Houzzer drewsigner shared photos of a friend’s old toilet that now has carrots growing in its water tank.2. In a vintage ice chest. Though it’s winter now, user dordesign’sherb garden takes full advantage of a vintage cooler in summer. If only all raised beds came with their own bottle opener.3. In a concrete sink. Houzz user Shari showed us how she grows basil and other edibles in four vintage concrete sinks scattered around the yard. “They are great planters,” she says, because they already have a hole for drainage.4. On a lattice fence panel. Limited outdoor space hasn’t curbed Houzz user giacometta’s edible gardening efforts. With a discarded wood lattice panel mounted to the wall, a narrow brick courtyard has become a convenient side-yard herb garden.