You may recall that we cut an armoire in half lengthwise to make a narrow cabinet t hide our fuse panel, hose and wires. As soon as I saw the back half of the armoire that was left from our previous project, I thought it would make two fantastic raised garden beds.
We framed out the open back with scrap wood to create a box. Next, I stained the armoire and the scrap wood all the same color with some left-over stain.
Because we wanted to grow pole beans, I needed a trellis. I found these door pane inserts on Craigs' list for $5. We mounted scrap wood to the back of the planter boxes and mounted the door pane inserts onto the poles with screws and zip ties.
Next, we added layers of garden soil and cow manure, and planted pole beans, Japanese eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers and mild banana peppers.
Here are a few veggies growing in the new garden!