As mason jar aficionados, we all know the uses of mason jars in canning vegetables. You can pressure cook them and keep tomatos forever. You can have greens and beans in any season. Mason jars are awesome for gardening.
But what about those of us who don’t have gardens? Maybe we don’t want to tear up our yards, or perhaps we live in rental property where we aren’t allowed to plant a garden. Well, I have an idea for you!
You know those swimming pools for children that are just plastic and sit on the grass? Those can make perfect small gardens. If you can build a stand for them where they stand off of the ground and don’t kill your yard beneath, then you can live where ever you want, and have whatever kind of yard you want while still having a garden!
Here’s the thing. The kiddie pools aren’t that attractive. They are usually colored blue like the ocean and have some childish design on them. That’s okay, because we have options. We can paint over them however we wish. We can cover them in any kind of outdoors fabric. There are ways to completely mask that this is, in fact, a swimming pool.
Imagine having a circular garden that is lifted off of the ground, meaning you don’t have to squat down all day to work in it, and you can just walk around it and take care of your plants. You can plant flowers if you want to, or have herbs growing. It’s totally your choice. But now you can put your mason jars to legit use by canning up some vegetables or holding herbs for later use.
I wanted to think more deeply about this idea though, because we may not be stuck with just circular kiddie pools. I found a website that explains all of the different types of swimming pools available for use: http://poolsforsale.net/ This opens up the avenues big time for us.
After you decide what kind of pool you want to use, you can go to this website: http://gardenpool.org/ to learn more about how to go through the process of creating a garden inside of a swimming pool. How cool is this?
Share with me any ideas you have, if you don’t mind. I’d love to see what kind of great ideas you all can come up with, because I’m not that creative. I try my best but I’m always more impressed by the things everyone else online comes up with more.
I’ll be building my swimming pool garden soon, and I’ll come back and share pictures in this post and explain the process I went through and have a tutorial available to make this as easy as possible for everyone else who wants to try it. Have fun with your swimming pool gardens, and as always, be safe when you work on your craft projects!