Recycling objects to make a garden bed is a great way to add character to your yard while decreasing your carbon footprint.
It is relatively easy to make a small garden out of almost any object but we have picked three of our favourite ideas to show you how.
A wheelbarrow makes for the perfect moveable garden.
Wheelbarrows are expensive but when they near the end of their life you can give them a recycled purpose rather than disposing of them.
A wheelbarrow garden has the convenience of being a moving planting box which means you can pretty much plant any small vegetation you want in it and just park the barrow in
the appropriate area to help the plant grow.
To get the wheelbarrow ready for planting you need to first clean it out with a steel brush and water.
Next use the correct width drill bit and an electric drill to make drainage holes in the bottom of the wheelbarrow.
Follow a grid pattern and put a hole every five to six inches.
Add a thin layer of gravel to the bottom of the barrow to help with drainage and keep the soil inside.
Now the barrow is ready for planting.
For something that takes even less effort, collect your old kitchen colanders which make fantastic hanging baskets.
They already have drainage holes so clean out and fill the bottom with gravel then soil and they are ready to go.
Finally, screw-top milk cartons make excellent seed planters.
Cut them in half and turn the carton upside down.
The handle can be strung along a piece of wood to hold the cartons in place.
Now fill with large gravel at the bottom and soil and plant your seedlings.
Simply unscrew the lid every so often to aid drainage and your seedling will safely grow strong enough to be re-planted in the garden.