These make great seasonal gardens


  • 1 Wooden packing crate (ask at your local tile shop, they generally just throw them out)
  • 1 Piece of mesh, I used an old net from a trampoline but you could use shade cloth too
  • 1 Heap of garden soil
  • Plants of your choice


  1. Line your crate with the mesh (or shade cloth)
  2. Fill with dirt and plant out selected plants (keep in mind fast growing plants are best)
  3. In time the timber will begin to break down as packing crates are generally only pine, for this reason I usually only plant fast growing and producing plants; lettuce, corn, capsicums etc, when the season has ended just compost the lot!


If you seek your materials out well it should not cost you anything!

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  • mle00
    • 15 Mar 2014
      10:07 pm

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  • looks good, very handy :-)


  • love the crates. so handy and so useful.


  • This would come in handy for my summer and winter vegies


  • Creative and clever crate project – perfect for Springtime.


  • recycling that looks great. Thank you for sharing such a lovely idea.


  • I have one of these at home! works great


  • Such a great, cheap way to reuse crates and make a beautiful garden!

    • Recycling is the key to a perfect vegie patch


  • A good idea thanks for sharing! Great!


  • Great to,use up those off its of shade screen material too. Will try this one


  • I love the love of this garden bed … now i need a crate??


  • Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea; it is something we could create and look after as a family!.


  • We now have a couple of these in our garden thank you so much for sharing


  • Much better than my plastic tub I use when I’m in a pinch.


  • Great idea. I am a keen recycler so this is great x


  • Have only just commented on your wonderful hanging tomato basket.
    This one is also a wonderful idea. Well done and you do seem to have that green thumb. thanx.


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