|photo from LLH Designs|
What do you do when you're running out of space in your garden? Build more garden!
I work for a wine company, and we often have these wooden cases lying around, about to be discarded - it breaks my heart a little because some of these boxes are actually really pretty. My friend Gianna, who is fortunate to have a little patch of backyard in San Francisco, uses these boxes as planters, and told me how to prep them. Jules was amused by the sight of me picking out a drill bit and boring holes...I am by no means a "power tools and elbow grease" kind of lady - so if I can do it, ANYONE can!
gather your boxes
|get out your power drill|
|drill holes for adequate drainage!|
The next steps are entirely optional, as you can actually begin planting in the unfinished boxes. But, to slow down the eventual breakdown of these boxes, you will need to remove all stickers and tape, from the outsides of the boxes and rinse any debris off of them, sand them, rinse again, and prepare them for painting with a waterproof sealant. Stay tuned!