One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of summer is fresh vegetables! I love how plentiful and fresh they are this time of year. It’s always exciting to get fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers from the gardens of friends and family. There’s just something special about growing it yourself.
I’ve tried my hand at gardening but haven’t been very successful, so my mom was kind enough to build a garden in the backyard. She had the brilliant idea to use old dresser drawers as a container to hold the garden.
She removed the drawers from the dresser and drilled holes on the bottom of each drawer to allow water to drain. She lined the bottom of the drawers with small rocks, followed by potting soil. Then the planting began!
A total of three drawers are used to hold vegetables and herbs. The bottom drawer is the deepest of the three drawers, so she planted the tomatoes in that one. Wired cages were placed over the tomato plants to allow them to climb. The second drawer is used to hold cucumbers, purple/yellow/red peppers, yellow squash, and zucchini. The third drawer is used to host herbs. We have three basil plants – two green and one purple. There is also dill, garlic chives, parsley, cilantro, and rosemary.
I’m so in love with this project. We didn’t have to dig up the yard, and it’s super accessible located on the back patio. It’s also really pretty and unique, not to mention earth friendly. It’s super cool. I can’t wait to see the first blossoms!
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