repurposed eavestroughs – herb garden

It seems wrong now that we finally have a bit of snow, but we’ve started discussing the vegetable garden. We’re in the process of making lists of seeds and plants that we want.

I haven’t decided yet whether or not to start our own pepper and tomato plants or just buy them. Last year we bought them. I don’t really have a good sunny window spot at home to start them, though I think my mother in law might still have a set up in her basement from when she used to start flower seeds. I’ll have to look into that. And figure out the work involved.

I’m inherently lazy, so the less work the better. There is a neighbour down the road that starts tomato plants and we bought some from her last year. They were all fantastic.

Our vegetable garden is a bit of a walk from the house. We put it at the back of a soybean field over at the farm. Not convenient for quick herb or lettuce cutting. I instead attempted to grow herbs in some pots next to our deck, but the dog decided to sleep in them and killed the herbs. So, I got excited when I found this:

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We have the perfect south facing wall on our garage for this. It should be ornamental as well, I think. Imagine the convenience. And the husband says that we won’t have a problem finding some old eaves troughs for this. People around here keep everything. ‘Cause you never know when you might need one of those..

I will definitely have to post a picture of this when we do it.

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11 thoughts on “repurposed eavestroughs – herb garden

  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this!!! I was *JUST* wondering how I could use 2 eavestroughs that I found in my old garage attick this past Saturday – perfect! I will do this in the next few weeks and post my photos. 🙂

    • I’ll click follow so Im sure to see it when it happens. It’ll take me more than a couple of weeks to do this – its not spring here yet.

      • Wonderful – the only thing I can’t figure out as I’m sitting here is how to cap off the ends…
        It will probably happen in 2-3 weeks as my garden “to-do” list is growing by the day. We’ve had an unusually warrm winter so I’m happy to get an early start, and the early start makes extra projects like these actually feasible! 🙂
        Thanks again – you have a very nice, clean, blog – continued good luck!

  2. I love this idea! It’s so pretty. Do post a picture when you do it. And tell us where you found those eaves troughs!!

  3. Sherry says:

    Brilliant. I’m totally inspired!

  4. Jane H says:

    End caps are very inexpensive at Lowe’s, if you have one nearby. I would imagine they would be fairly inexpensive at Home Depot, a True Value, or another hardware store. This is a great, space-saving idea. Just keep in mind, Basil, Flat-leaf parsley, and sage are a few herbs that like to have at least a 12″ pot, so this would only work as a starter location!

  5. Jennifer says:

    I saw that idea on Pinterest and thought it was so creative! Good luck with it.

  6. What I can’t figure out is how are they attached to the house? Doe they like snap on? But boy what a cool idea!!!

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