I hate throwing things on the skip. When our wheelbarrow got a puncture I refused to get rid of it and researched ideas of how to put it to another use. We had an empty space next to our garden shed which was the perfect position for it and in just a few minutes transformed it into a large and super original vegetable plot. I have planted some strawberries, beans, peas, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic and rhubarb. The wheelbarrow looks great and also works as a raised bed to be safe against slugs to reach.
Tools required: drill
- Plants/ Vegetables/ Herbs
- Garden gloves
- Wooden signs
Material cost: £30
* excluding tools
To do list:
- Get a wheelbarrow
- Make a few holes to the bottom to allow water coming through
- Add enough soil
- Plant vegetables or flowers you like
- Add a little signs to know where you planted what
Tip: You can look for broken wheelbarrows in your local skip for free or a minimum cost.