A Compact DIY Wine Crate Garden

A Compact DIY Wine Crate Garden

Sarah Starkey
May 23, 2011

These tidy DIY gardens are by Linsey from LLH Designs who, like a lot of city dwellers, has a small, paved, shaded courtyard. But, with a little lateral thinking and small sacrifices she proved that if you want to grow your own food, you can find a way!

Linsey built her first time garden by removing one set of access stairs and replacing them with a raised gardening platform. She used wine crates with drainage holes as planters and her compact DIY garden was built in a day.

Her advice for getting started:

If you've been thinking about a garden for a long time, here's your gentle nudge: GO FOR IT! Don't over think it.

You can see more pics from the build and a comprehensive how-to including challenges and additions here on LLH Designs.

(Image: Linsey Lewis Hasenbank via LLH Designs)

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