He Cut Up This Old Fire Hose And Made Something Awesome — And So Useful, Too!


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I've never been a huge fan of gardening.

My thumb isn't close to any shade of green — plus, I really don't like the idea of pesky critters ransacking my garden and eating all of my hard work in a matter of minutes. It just seems like a big waste of time.

But Reddit user sightfire came up with the perfect solution to this when he cut up an old fire hose and turned it into an awesome vertical herb garden. It's so simple that I may have to hang on to my gardening gloves and try making it myself. If you love planting, this one's definitely for you.

First, he found this old fire hose at a salvage shop, gathered some bailing wire, and got his tools ready.

First, he found this old fire hose at a salvage shop, gathered  some bailing wire, and got  his tools ready.

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He cut the hose into 12-inch sections.

He cut the hose into 12-inch sections.

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After removing the inner sleeves, he folded over the end of each section and drilled two holes.

After removing the inner sleeves, he folded over the end of each  section and drilled two holes.

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To keep the herbs and soil from falling out, he cut and threaded short lengths of bailing wire through the holes and twisted the ends to lock them in place.

To keep the herbs and soil from falling out, he cut and threaded short lengths of bailing wire through the holes and twisted the ends to lock them in place.

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Now it's time to hang those pockets up! The gardener chose to overlap the pockets for a cool look.

Now it's time to hang those pockets up!  The gardener chose to overlap the pockets for a cool look.

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Then he drilled them into his fence, making sure to keep the screws away from the top to avoid any ripping.

Then he drilled them into his fence, making sure to keep the screws away from the top to avoid any ripping.

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Before planting, he added a handful of gravel to the pockets for easy drainage.

Before planting, he added a handful of gravel to the  pockets for easy drainage.

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Potting soil went in next.

Potting soil went in next.

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Now for the fun part — add the herbs!

Now for the fun part -- add the herbs!

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Who knew that a fire hose could be such great potting material?

Who knew that a fire hose could be such great potting material?

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Not only is it effective at keeping hungry critters away, but it adds an awesome personal touch to the yard.

Not only is it effective at keeping hungry critters away, but it adds an awesome personal touch to the yard.

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If you're ready to give that green thumb another go like I am, you can find the full instructions here. Who knows, you might grow to enjoy it more than you'd expect…

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