You guys, I’m not ready to jinx myself by saying winter is over…..but there might be a chance that we’re going to have a few days of spring before summer! We’ve all had spring fever for weeks, and can’t wait to get outside and start sprucing up the yard again. Our family loves having colorful flowers blooming around the yard all summer long–we’ve got to live it up while we can, around here! (You can click HERE for a list of some of our favorite spring blooms.)
I’m not sure if I’ll have time for it this spring, but lately I’ve been thinking that we need to try planting some edibles. I love it when friends share delicious, home-grown fruits and veggies with us, and the idea of having a “kitchen garden” is really appealing. If you are thinking about having a vegetable or herb garden, then you might enjoy looking at some of the ideas for low-cost backyard gardens that I’ve discovered. Already an experienced gardener? Share some of your tips in the comments!
Art and Appetite stacked their backyard herb beds to optimize the space they had available. Aren’t they beautiful?
I definitely love this idea for repurposing wine crates into a small-space garden at LLH Designs.
My Daily Randomness has an entire series on their experiences with backyard gardening, including how to build these raised beds that look great.
There’s nothing to compare with the taste of a homegrown tomato. HGTV makes some terrific suggestions for tomatoes that grow well in containers.
Great idea! Florida Vegetable Garden suggests letting your cucumber vines shade your lettuces.
Another easy DIY idea for a garden trellis comes from Frugal Family Home.
Look to Ana White for plans to build these raised cedar garden beds that cost only $10!
Another low-cost gardening idea comes from Kelly Moore, who used a pallet to make this vertical herb garden.
Planet Garden suggests keeping things tidy by planting in galvanized tubs.
I am thinking that a vegetable garden would be fun at our campsite. Something small and easy to maintain. Hurry up summer, we are ready!