Old bed frames are perfect for the garden. See how this gardener created a true flower bed with a repurposed old metal headboard and footboard in her veggie garden.
If you want regular garden beds, this has instructions for building raised garden beds.
Make a Garden Bed with Bed Frames
This bed frame veggie garden is in the front yard of a beautiful lakeside town here in Ontario.
The headboard and footboard from an old metal bed are used to define the veggie and flower garden space.
How to Support the Bed Frames
For a nice secure structure, the best option is to use the entire bed frame if you have it: headboard, footboard, and side rails. That way you can set up the bed and it will stay in place.
If you just have the headboard and/or footboard but no side rails, support posts may be needed.
One or two pieces of metal T-bar or rebar supporting either side of the frame can work. Drive the support posts into the ground and affix the frames to them.
I really don’t think the pictures do it justice. This garden is very pretty.
Here’s how it looks from behind the headboard.
The riot of colour (pinks, oranges, yellows, reds) really give it zing. And notice how the herbs are growing in the side table drawer.
The side table / dresser is stenciled with a French theme featuring the names of herbs.
Rosemary is spilling out of the drawer and there’s a pot of chives beside it.
It’s so nicely done and I love it even more because it is in the front garden.
Having come out myself as a front yard veggie gardener, unsure of how neighbors would respond, I love this show of functional creativity.
Now I’m totally on the hunt for an old bed.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛
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