Create a Beautifully Simple Spring Garden With Wooden Wine Boxes

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If you want to test out your green thumb but don't have a lot of ground space, check out this inventive container garden Linsey and her family made out of wooden wine boxes for their patio in downtown Houston. I love their creativity in crafting a working garden for their urban lifestyle by re-purposing a common item and making it function inside their space. 

See a few more images of this clever little garden project below:

Linsey and her husband drilled holes in the bottoms of the crates and on the platform they salvaged from her husband's office to allow for drainage. They then filled the crates with soil and plants.

Lettuce and salad greens are super easy to grow. Don't these look positively edible?

In a follow-up post, Linsey details how she and her sister went back and lined the raised platform with aluminum flashing to protect it from water damage.

She didn't like how the edges looked and simply trimmed away the excess for a cleaner feel. Perfect!

What a smart way to put wine boxes to good use. I imagine a quick trip to the local liquor store would be quite fruitful (wink) to procure the necessary containers, and that platform looks simple enough for those of us with even the most basic construction skills.

Find Linsey's full tutorial here with an informative follow-up post here.

Have you seen any other fabulous container garden ideas I should know about?

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calim... calimom73

Unfortunately most wine no longer comes in these beautiful boxes so it may be a little more difficult to collect them than a quick trip to the liquor store. 

mamivon2 mamivon2

I love this idea...

Judy Joseph

just the look of it making me feel like gardening all day good idear.

Wine Pine

The aluminum is a great idea! Very innovative. Haven't seen that done on a wine crate planter, and i'm sure it will work well. If anyone is looking for woode wine crates and boxes visit Very large selection, everything beautifully prepared and delivered right to your door!

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