Raised Bed Gardening In A Kiddie Pool
I have an abundance of kiddie pools. When I first moved into my house, I found an abandoned pool hidden behind the shed. Out of sight, out of mind. Next thing I know, it multiplied into three kiddie pools. One is missing a plug, one is cracked and one is perfectly fine. Funny, I don’t remember buying any. I’m not really sure how they got there, but now I have a use for them….raised bed gardens!
Kiddie pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be used for gardening on porches, decks, driveways, balconies, rooftops, sidewalks and my favorite….on a picnic table! (Ta-da! An easy way to make a no-build high raised bed!)
Here’s how to do it!
- Take your pool and drill drainage holes around sides (about 2 inches from the bottom of the pool). Drill your holes about a foot apart.
- Place your pool in the desired location.
- Fill it about 2 inches deep with mulch or peat moss.
- Fill it the rest of the way with your soil or compost.
- Plant your garden and enjoy!
Click here to see some pictures with instructions.