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Creative Garden Containers with Old Drawers

A vintage garden design is a growing trend for outdoor living spaces. Incorporating fun antique pieces from inside the house into your garden will give you a unique look that no one else in the area will have. Flea market divas, rejoice! Many of these vintage gardens use reused or recycled items to give your plants a fun display.

From ladders and kitchen utensils to wheelbarrows and sewing machines, almost anything you find at a thrift store or market can be made into a planter! If you want a more rustic, country feel, try ideas using mason jars or galvanized metal buckets. Would you like to give your garden a romantic Victorian feel? Try the vintage garden decorations with teacups and tailor’s dummies.

We love things that make our lives easier, even if it’s as simple as watering plants. When you’re busy, it’s easy to forget such tasks. If you are struggling with dying plants because you forgot to water them, here is a DIY self-watering planters project that will be very useful for you. Plus, it’s easy to set up.

When a dresser has had its day, you probably store it in storage or throw it away altogether. A dresser holds clothes. If it can’t do that anymore, what’s the point of keeping it?

What do you do when your dresser reaches the end of its life? Why you should start a vegetable garden, of course!

Instead of dragging your old dresser to the landfill, you can give it new life as a home for a beautiful garden with this creative container garden idea. Natural wood drawers work much better, offer a safer material and are more durable than particle board. So keep this in mind when choosing the drawers for your garden.

Container Gardening – Outside the Box
Building a container garden out of recycled dresser drawers is pretty easy. You want to start with a plan. Things to consider…

Where will the container garden go? This depends largely on what you want to plant.Do the plants you want to grow thrive in full sun, partial sun, or shade?

Also keep in mind that the drawers result in a very shallow growing space. Plants that can thrive at shallower depths include lettuce, herbs, strawberries, cucumbers, onions and radishes.
Once you know what you want to plant and where you want your garden to grow, it’s time to inspect your drawers.

Are they robust enough? If not, reinforce them.
Have they been treated with any type of paint, stain or chemicals? If so, you’ll probably want to sand them down or use some sort of liner to act as a protective barrier.

Next, you’ll need to drill holes in the bottom of your drawers to allow moisture to drain out. Now it’s time to fill your new vegetable garden with potting soil. Be sure to add some of your homemade compost to give your vegetables an extra boost!

At this point you are finally ready to plant your seeds. Be sure to read the instructions on the seed package and place the seeds correctly so your plants have the space they need to thrive.

If you need even more inspiration to create the vegetable garden of your dreams with a dresser, check out these tutorials for more ideas: