Vegetable gardens come in all shapes and sizes. There was a time when people simply had “a garden.” Vegetables and flowers were chosen for their usefulness and intermixed in one garden, a cottage garden, that was often in the front yard.
Now vegetable gardens can be just as creative and attractive as ornamental flower gardens. Why not create a conversation piece as well as a productive little vegetable patch? Here, an old set of drawers finds a new purpose as a planter when arranged on a ladder-like structure. The drawers are deep enough to grow most vegetables and there’s even room for a small tomato cage.