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Planters for raised bed- any ideas?

I am using parts of an old day bed to make a raised garden bed in the yard. Plastic 36 inch window boxes would fit perfectly but I would need 8 to fill the bed and the cost would be too much. Any ideas

  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    A Crafty Mix - Michelle South Africa
    on Jun 5, 2018

    How about using a wide PVC pipes instead of the window planter. If you cut the PVC pipes in half a little should go a long way

  • Dysko7710
    Dysko7710 Northfield, OH
    on Jun 5, 2018

    You could collect pallets (free at most businesses), and tear them apart and build wooden boxes as planters.

  • Don30661044
    Don30661044
    on Jun 5, 2018

    You could just take the head board and foot board and measure them far enough apart for the window boxes you can afford to be placed in between them. You wouldn't actually need the spring part. But i can't see what's in your head as an idea, so that may not work either.

  • Janice
    Janice Peoria, AZ
    on Jun 5, 2018

    You might be able to purchase wide metal roof flashing and turn up the edges to create a tray or sides could be made from the same material and screwed together to hold the soil. Holes could be drilled for drainage. Be sure to plant some flowers too so you can refer to it as your flowerbed! :)

  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro Smithtown, NY
    on Jun 5, 2018

    Build the boxes out of reclaimed wood

  • Kelly-n-Tony
    Kelly-n-Tony
    on Jun 5, 2018

    I would remove the springs center portion and grow flowers directly in the ground.

  • Alradborn
    Alradborn
    31 minutes ago

    Dollar Tree (usually) has square shaped pots that could possibly fit. I can't see the springs very well, but if they are what I think they are, you can remove some of the springs so they'll fit.

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