16-18. Use readily available materials to build your raised bed garden
Tree logs can provide just the right height for a raised bed. Terracotta pipes become little pots and walls for a raised bed. Or build this chic raised bed with cobble stones and landscape block construction adhesive
19, 20. Galvanized metal raised bed
21. Trough raised bed
Isn’t this stylish? Don’t forget to drill some drain holes!
22, 23. Used tires upcycled into raised beds
24 – 26. Concrete block raised bed gardens
Concrete blocks ( aka. cinder block, CMU ) filled with soil make a sturdy border and additional planting pockets. The key is to take the time and prepare the ground to be level. ( Source: 24 | 25 | 26: source lost. If you know the original source, please let me know! )
27 & 28. Straw bale raised bed gardens
There are two ways to create raised beds with straw bales. The one above uses straw bales as a border. The method below uses straw bales as vessel and growing medium to grow a productive raised bed vegetable garden.
The pioneer of this method, Joel Karsten, wrote an excellent book – Straw Bale Gardens Complete , which gives all the details on straw bale gardening.
Below is a video on how it works.
If you have been thinking about starting a garden, I think a raised bed garden is a great way to go!
You may also like these 32 creative planters made from up-cycled objects:
Happy growing! xo