Introduction: Old Ladder Herb Garden

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Scavenging the lake for driftwood and other usable items I came across this old metal ladder that is rusted beyond the point of ever being a working ladder. So I scooped it up to repurpose it. And clean up the lake at the same time

Step 1: Everything Good Comes by Canoe

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Saw this man made object in the water as I was (racing) by in my canoe. Lol. Jumped in and fished this bad boy out

Step 2: It Already Had Things Growing Out of It So.....

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It wasn't hard to figure out what to do with this item

Step 3: Usefulness Is Awesomeness

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I decided to put different herbs in the rungs of the ladder along with snap beans because they'll grow through the fall and they will vine down the ladder and be really awesome to watch develop

Step 4: The Glue That Holds It Together

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I put this dwarf mondo grass in it to keep the new soil in place and to give it structure. I hope this was a good idea. :/


happyDays85 (author)2013-12-11

Thank ya lil lady.

kdubois2 (author)2013-12-11

Cool idea

happyDays85 (author)2013-09-15

Yes, the ladder was made out of square tubing and it had was actually laying in the water the opposite way that you see it in the pic. The sediment had collect on the bottom of the rungs (now the top) and rusted it out perfect. A little help with a hammer and you have yourself a perfect planting platform. Thanks for the feed back.

Dominic Bender (author)2013-09-11

Am I right to assume that the rungs were made of some kind of U-profile that now holds the earth for the plants?

Great idea, I would never have thought of repurposing it that way. Thanks for sharing.

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