Raised Bed Gardening In A Kiddie Pool – GardenMash

Posted on February 7, 2013 – 00:00

By Amber | Posted in: Raised Bed Gardening

Published: February 7, 2013

I have an abundance of kiddie pools. When I first moved into my house, I found an abandoned pool hidden behind the shed. Out of sight, out of mind. Next thing I know, it multiplied into three kiddie pools. One is missing a plug, one is cracked and one is perfectly fine. Funny, I don’t remember buying any. I’m not really sure how they got there, but now I have a use for them….raised bed gardens!

Kiddie pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be used for gardening on porches, decks, driveways, balconies, rooftops, sidewalks and my favorite….on a picnic table! (Ta-da! An easy way to make a no-build high raised bed!)

Here’s how to do it!

  • Take your pool and drill drainage holes around sides (about 2 inches from the bottom of the pool). Drill your holes about a foot apart.
  • Place your pool in the desired location.
  • Fill it about 2 inches deep with mulch or peat moss.
  • Fill it the rest of the way with your soil or compost.
  • Plant your garden and enjoy!

Click here to see some pictures with instructions.

This post was written by Amber.

Info Slinger & Human Farmer: I grow people. Oh yeah, and plants too.

Source: gardenmash.com

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2009-08-13 20:37:55 by AZ_Dude

We got 2 inches of rain in the past 3 days, my storage system was full after the first inch.
I added another 560 gallons today for $0.00 I just dug out an old kiddie pool and filled it from my tanks. An 8 foot diameter x 18 inch pool holds a bit over 560 gallons.
This time of year it should be fairly easy to find someone that wants to get rid of theirs or you can probably get one at Walmart etc. for $5 to $10.
There are some problems with open storage like this, mosquitoes being the biggest. I plan on dumping a goldfish in there as soon as I see some wigglers

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