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What's a real Planty Garden box?

Vegetable garden boxes and containers come in all shapes and sizes. Small and large, cheap and expensive, sturdy and rickety. And made of all kinds of materials.

But not all garden boxes are suitable for the Planty Garden. A real Planty Garden box must meet a few criteria.

Check out this picture:

The garden box

  • located in a place with at least 6 -but preferably 8 - hours of sunlight (1)
  • made of sturdy and durable material (4)
  • filled with MM-Mix (5). If there is anything else in it, it's not a Planty Garden
  • a clear grid that divides the garden box into square patches of 30x30 cm (6)

The growing system

  • each square patch contains a different vegetable (2) so you get a lot of variation and avoid plant diseases and pests
  • the front of the garden box points to the south. That's where the low-growing plants (3) are and the taller ones go at the back

Handy but not necessary:

  • a sturdy trellis for climbing plants and tall vegetables like tomatoes, zucchini, pole beans, and snow peas. (7) The trellis goes at the back of the garden box, on the north side.
Lastly, if you don't want to or can't bend over, a garden box at table height is a good idea. Then you need a garden box with a bottom and legs.

So, now you know what a real Planty Garden box looks like.

Here's how you can get your own:

Till next time!

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