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15 Unusual DIY Vegetable Gardens

We know that spring isn’t quite ready to, well, spring just yet where we live, but we’re such avid green thumbs that you can bet we’re already planning our garden plots and strategies for the year! We’re still pretty new to the whole concept in the grand scheme of things, so we’re always learning and changing what we’re doing and how we’re doing it, but that’s never a bad thing. This year, we’ve decided we’d like to use gardening as a practical hobby (since we love growing herbs and vegetables) and and opportunity for a little bit of yard decor! That’s why we’ve been looking up different ways to make our own fantastically unique vegetable gardens once the weather is right.

Just in case you’re as interested in the idea of getting a little bit creative with this year’s vegetable garden plots as we are, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far!

1. PVC pipe standing garden

Pvc pipe standing garden

Are you hoping to plant several different things this year but you’re worried that you have limited space in your tiny backyard and you don’t want to put roots too close to one another that really shouldn’t be? In that case, we think you’ll benefit from the space efficiency (and generally just the awesome look) of this fantastic PVC pipe standing garden outlined step by step on Ugrosystems.

2. Counter height garden boxes

Counter height garden boxes

Garden boxes are a great thing for keeping weeds and natural crawlers from making their way into your garden and rooting next to your herbs and veggies where they’ll steal nutrients from your plants. What’s even better (and often more convenient to work on, not to mention gentler on your bad and knees) are these counter-height garden boxes! See how these ones were made from scratch on Ana White.

3. Garden in a boat

Garden in a boat

When you started looking for creative and unique ways to plant and display your next vegetable garden, were you actually hoping for something really unconventional that can act almost as a statement piece in your yard? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get a huge kick out of the way The Gardening Blog planted their entire vegetable garden inside an old wooden boat!

4. Hanging pallet herb garden

Hanging pallet herb garden

Were you a huge fan of the vertical rack garden but you’re just not sure that you have enough things in mind to plant to warrant making that entire piece you saw earlier on our list? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Messy Art made this adorable wooden pallet wall garden instead! We love the idea of using this if you only have a few herbs in mind.