Wednesday, August 26, 2009

~Wheel Burrow Garden~

Im always on the look out for junk piles on the side of the road. You never know what you may find to use as a Garden container. Ive turned this wheel burrow with a missing wheel into a garden for Morning Glorys. Morning Glorys can be pretty invasive. Hopefully they will stay contained. Remeber when using differnt items make sure you drill holes in the bottom for drainage.
This is how it looked when I first sowed the seeds!

This a bout 5 weeks later! Starting to really take off and fill up the container.
A couple months later and it looks very pretty. You could add something like this to any area of your yard that needs a cute facelift. You can even turn it into an herb garden or a themed garden. I have another empty wheel burrow. I have just sown seeds of differnt lettuces. Once the Morning Glorys are finished, I will start some Kale and Swiss Chard.
Happy Recycling!

Monday, August 24, 2009

~Dressing The Vegtable Garden~

What to do with those old dressers that fall apart. Make use of them , put them in your garden! They add a little decor and its an instant raised garden bed. Best part, all it cost you was the dirt and seed you had to add. I took the backing off the dresser. I then laid it flat on the part that would be against the wall. Filled it up with compost and soil. I then added Radish seeds and Carrot seeds to my new raised dresser garden bed. Then It was time to make use of the dresser Drawers. I turned them into my mini herb garden.I drilled holes into the bottom for drainage. I then added some brick underneath to raise them off the ground & filled them with compost and soil. I then sowed the seeds. I grew baby spinach, cilantro,parsley and scallions.Then I decorated the area to give it my own flair. It was very cute on my back patio.It made a dull space come to life. Get creative! Livin up your garden.
Happy Recycling!

~Recycled Futon Frame~

What do you do when the cushions on your futon are all worn out! You get rid of the uncomfortable cushions and you use the metal frame pieces in your garden! At least, thats what I did. I took 2 pieces of the frame and made an "A" frame structure from them. I stuck the metal ends deep into the dirt for support and tied them up with some gardening metal ties.
I am currently using them to grow my Cucumbers. As the vines grow longer I tie them in differnt places to the "A" frame.
Its turned out to be a great support for my Cucumbers! I was able to make 2 "A" frames from the metal of the futon.I Donated the foam cushions to our local vet. No waste from the broken down futon! 1 less thing in our local landfill. I will have these frames for many years! They make great supports! Wonder what I will use them for next year!
Happy Recycling!

~Eco Monday Tip~

This is my first Eco Monday Tip! Every monday there will be a new one!

Todays tip: Instead of paper or plastic, bring your own bags to the grocery store! They have some really cute ones and you can even make your own! They make insulated ones for cold foods, which I love. Do your part in helping the enviroment. Use reusable bags that dont end up in a landfill!
Happy Recycling!