Image Credit: Roots and Refuge Farm via YouTube
This idea by Roots and Refuge Farm on YouTube must be the best and cheapest way of making a raised garden bed. It is not made of wood or cement but it is equally sturdy and serves its function quite well. Who would’ve thought that a $7 kiddie pool can not only be used for swimming but also for your plants? Learn how to transform a kiddie pool into a raised garden bed through this video tutorial. Proceed to read down below for the full instructions, then give it a try, and shows us the results!
First, decide where you want to place the kiddie pool because once you fill it with soil, you won’t be able to move it around. Next, get your power drill and create drainage holes to allow excess water to drain and for your soil to not drown. Make about 40 to 50 holes depending on the size of your kiddie pool, the drainage holes should be evenly spaced around the bottom of the kiddie pool.
After making drainage holes, place the kiddie pool nice and flat on the surface, then start filling it with potting soil, you will need about 3 bags that are 50 pounds each to cover a small kiddie pool. However, if the pool that you’re using is larger, you need to fill it until it’s about 10 inches deep. Now, you can start transferring your plants into your DIY raised garden bed.
*Thanks to Roots and Refuge Farm via YouTube for all images used here. If you loved this project idea, then you’ll surely love her other video tutorials too, so give her channel a visit and subscribe!