Some people have a gift for using junk creatively. Others of us have to be trained to see beyond the obvious. My husband is always tutoring me in Re-use Possibilities 101. For instance, many years ago he came back from the local recycling and salvage with some strange metal bottomless boxes for me to use for compost bins.

After using them that way for a while, a couple of years ago, I suddenly realized they “were” raised beds. Right now, they have zucchini growing in them. Since they are taller than common raised beds, 20 inches high, weeding and hunting squash bugs is easier.