Give Your Veggies a Real Bed


It's a popular idea to use an old metal bed frame to create a garden bed, and this one is particularly well done.
I saw this garden on a local tour and fell in love with all of the creative ideas.
Using an old metal headboard and footboard, you can make the length of the planting area any size you like.
This garden is filled with herb and veggies, plus some annual flowers like these nasturtium for pops of colour.
Here's a look at all of the plants. The gardener added a side table to complete the bedroom theme. Sweet!
To keep the bedposts secure, you may need to set rebar in the ground and place the posts over it.
Here's one more look at the side table, complete with rosemary growing in the drawer.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. There's more pictures on my blog as well as many more creative DIY garden project ideas for your garden.

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1 question
  • Sandy
    on Jul 7, 2020

    I have a brass head/foot board and want some ideas what to do with it?

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  • Happy Days Hometalker
    on May 29, 2018

    Very clever indeed ! Love it.

  • GMS
    on Apr 27, 2020

    I am picking up a metal head/foot board this week to start a new flower garden - so excited. Now if weather would just get warmer :(

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