If you have a vegetable garden, or even a few pots of edibles, one of the best parts about summer is being able to step out the door and snip or pick fresh produce for meals. Salads, especially, are one of those staple main or side dishes that are perfect on hot days when you don’t feel like cooking.
Today I have a great guest post for you from Tara Nolan, the author of Raised Bed Revolution. She is going to teach you how easy it is to turn an old table or desk into a funky cool raised bed for growing your own salad!
One of the projects that I knew I wanted to build for Raised Bed Revolution was a salad table. I’d seen one in a DIY book years earlier and loved the simplicity of building a basic structure for one type of crop. Lettuces and other greens can grow in a pretty shallow environment, so I though I would search for a set of four funky table legs and then build an easy DIY wooden tray to secure on top of them. I found sets of two and three legs, but I didn’t realize how hard it would be to find four in the same style.
So, I adjusted my plan and started looking for tables. I found one with a top that was unattached. I nodded as the antique seller tried to tell me how easy it would be to nail back in place, but I knew I didn’t need that tabletop. When I got the table home, I tossed it aside and got to work on my salad table.