By: Lisa Prater
Autumn Hofer planted the garden on her Bridgewater, South Dakota, farm in old troughs!
This trough is planted with four types of basil and red and yellow pepper plants. Other herbs in her garden include parsley, chives, thyme, and cilantro. She placed old baling strips underneath the planters to help control weeds. "So far, it has worked," she says. A row of cement blocks puts the troughs at a comfortable height for planting and weeding.