We currently live in a house with very little yard space BUT we have a driveway and no car. I’ve attempted exclusively  container gardening  but it was a lot of effort, a lot of containers, little yield, and looked really  cluttered. Last year, I flipped an old bookshelf on it’s back,filled it with dirt, and called it a raised bed.
This particular shelf is 9 inches deep, so works well for herbs.

I wish I’d taken more pics at the end of the season. I had some beautiful sunflowers along the back, an abundance of herbs, and even managed to get some carrots  grown in it.

I also upcycled an old armoire that had a broken leg and couldn’t be fixed into a planter for my tomatoes.
Excuse the toy clutter in the background.

The only problem I ran into is that this was pretty old and the rain warped it. I used the drawers as planters ,too, but one good rain made them fall apart. They were pretty and very Pinterest worthy (didn’t take a pic.Oops) but not functional.

Now whenever I find furniture on the side of the road ,the main thing I’m looking at is if can be turned into a raised bed-planter thingy.


I first blogged this over at DIY OR DIE:  http://postapocalypticguide.wordpress.com/