Unique Garden Ideas – See My Bathtub Gardens!

I was looking for an easy way to make a garden, one that I could easily take care of and weed. I had a few Unique Garden Ideas in mind. We had an old bathtub on the farm that Mr. Barry used as target practice in the back field of the old farm.

We brought that over to our new place to try out.  My first Bathtub Garden was AWESOME!

Unique Garden Ideas Check out my bathtub garden


Unique Garden Made Out Of Old Bathtubs?

To set up an old bathtub we just placed them right on the ground, you could put them on blocks to raise them up more if you wanted to . We also filled the bottom of the tub with  small rocks for drainage and placed rocks in the drain hole. Then we added new dirt. We  replace the dirt each year.

Unique Garden Ideas Using Old Bathtubs

I just love how simple these gardens have become over the years. We’ve planted carrots, herbs, pumpkins, salads. You name it we’ve tryed it. Some works better than others. The pumpkins were kinda a mess as it spread out over the whole area. And we had to water it more. But the carrots are my all time favorite.

Unique Garden Ideas Kitchen Sink

And the crop of carrots lasted almost till Christmas some mild years. Amazing! And with very little care once you get the plants started and pick out any weeds in the beginning. There is virtually no weeding at all. I love that! The rabbits can’t get to the plants and eat them to the ground. Next year I might try beans and put them on a  trellis. Rabbits snap off the plant at the base every year in my regular garden.

Unique Garden Ideas Bathtub Garden

We had to fix the bathtub garden this year with a fence top. To keep the new hound dog from digging up the seeds. It worked GREAT!


3 Favorite Veggies To Grow In My Bathtub Garden

  1. Carrots
  2. Onions
  3. Peppers
  4.  Leaf Lettuse

Unique container Garden Ideas

Here’s a picture of carrots in one and herbs in the other. See how wonderful they look and they just last so long. We just pluck out what we want and leave the rest over the summer and fall.

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Raised Bed Garden Ideas

Old Bathtubs make a perfect Raised Beds for your garden! They are so easy to take care of and the weeding is almost nothing once you get a handle on it in the very beginning. They aren’t too pretty to look at but by putting some landscape rocks we have on the farm around the bottom edge and they look much better now.

I just love how easy they are to take care of. I’m just not that good at gardening and planting in a bathtub makes it super easy for me. And the little sink we added just for fun and one momma lizard kept getting in that one and laying her eggs. Lol! Guess I’m not the only one that loved my bathroom garden!

Unique Garden Planter Ideas

Raised Bed Garden Ideas


We also took our old horse water tank and filled it with early pea’s one year. They were sooo good!! And look how cute they looked. After this crop we pulled them out and added flowers for the rest of the season. If you liked this and would like to learn more about Herb Gardening.


Do you have any Unique Garden Ideas you would like to share. Add them in the comments below.


Unique Garden Ideas I love my bathtub garden

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    • Chantelle
    • August 7, 2017

    I would like to use our old tub as a raised garden. I want to build a box around it and put it on wheels so that I can move it when I want. Do you do anything special for drainage, etc? In side the tub, did you plug it and just fill it with dirt; or, did you allow it to drain? Did you fill it rock at the bottom or layer it in anyway?

      • Michelle
      • August 7, 2017

      What we did was each year we dump out the old dirt and put in new. But first we added big rock from our driveway and we just left the plug open with rocks inside of the whole so it can drain. Then we added the new dirt on top of the rocks. But this year one of the rocks must have got stuck because when we had a heavy rain the whole tub filled up with dirt soup. Bummer! So we just transplanted those out into a different tub. I love growing carrots in these tubs and I think a early crop of peas would be great then lettuce and then carrots. This year we put a pumpkin in one of them and pinched off all the other pumpkins so there were only 3 vines. This works better. But we do have to water it almost every day. Good Luck with your bathtub garden!
      Michelle 🙂

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