I have three kids under the age of five, and while I would love to have a veggie garden, I am still a little too frazzled to take on a huge project like a garden. But check out this vertical vegetable garden made from a shoe organizer – I think I could handle a project of this size! You can get large shoe organizers at your local department store for under $10, or a small shoe organizer (with 8 pockets) for just $1 at your dollar store.You will also find some vegetable seeds at the dollar store. Project by Instructables user pippa5. [how to make a vertical veggie garden] [via]

Gardening stuff is hitting stores now, so be sure to visit your dollar store now for quick-selling items like hanging baskets. They sell out quickly, and can cost five times more (or even more!) at other stores. A lot of the materials in this project could vary in price quite a bit depending on where you shop. I’m not sure how much the pole would cost. I’m guessing it would be more than $1, even if you got the materials at the hardware store.

Project Estimate:

  • Hanging shoe pocket organizer, $1 and up
  • Pole and attachments for hanging (curtain pole or pipe fittings, screws), $1 and up
  • Strong hanging hooks, $1 and up
  • Soil, $1 and up
  • Selection of seeds such as lettuces, herbs, peas, mini tomatoes, $.10 per pack and up
  • Trough planter to catch drips, $1

Total: $5 and up

Also check out: How to Make an Upside-Down Planter