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How to Make an Herb Planter From a Wagon

Spice up your container garden with an old Radio Flyer turned mobile planter that can go from a sun-steeped corner right to your kitchen door

Looking to spice up your container garden? Dig out Junior's rusty old Radio Flyer and turn it into a mobile planter that can go from a sun-steeped corner right to your kitchen door. Here's how to get rolling.

Step 1

Example of an Herb Garden Planted in a Wagon

Photo by Amy Rosenfeld

Easy-to-grow basil, thyme, parley, rosemary, and chives have similar water and sun needs and make a nice array when planted side-by-side in the wagon.

Step 2

Drill Drainage Holes

Photo by Amy Rosenfeld

To create drainage holes, start by making divots in the bottom of the wagon with a nailset. Using the divots as guides, drill through the metal with a ¼-inch high-speed steel bit.

Step 3

Line with Gravel

Photo by Amy Rosenfeld

Line the wagon with a 1-inch layer of gravel to improve drainage and keep the holes from clogging.

Step 4

Plant the Herbs

Photo by Amy Rosenfeld

Add potting soil, stopping 1 inch below the wagon's lip. Plant herbs with similar water and sun needs, and top with mulch. Then wheel to a sunny spot and watch your new garden grow.