Vertical Planter

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Project by DMC1903 posted 04-30-2014 09:42 PM 1743 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After season’s of battling Slugs for tasty veggies, I opted to build a vertical planter for Strawberry’s and lettuce and arugula. Hopefully the slugs will not be able to find this buffet of garden delights.
The wood is White Cedar, the finish is natural.

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#1 posted 04-30-2014 10:15 PM

You beat me to it. I really like this idea. How easy it makes it to go pic a salad before dinner.

Nice job!

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#2 posted 05-01-2014 02:24 AM

My wife took a photo of a planter like this at a nursery, it cost…...$250.00, I made this one for $22.00.
I found the White Cedar at a decking company, it was much cheaper than the Hardwood supplier.

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#3 posted 05-01-2014 07:34 PM

Nice job. I may try one. I use self watering containers and grow lots of greens, beans, etc. Fewer things get eaten by bugs and other animals because they are up off the ground. Last year the grasshoppers found my beans, and ate one variety but not the other. But eventually I still got quite a few beans from it, I think the grasshoppers died out and then the beans went well. I made some self-watering containers from 5-gallon buckets, google global “buckets” to find them, made for free if you can find a deli to give them to you. This year, I may make a planter surround to make them look nicer. Cedar pickets or something. I also use Earthboxes. They all work great.

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#4 posted 05-01-2014 09:56 PM

Novel idea and a nice job. This could also serve as a great way to support ones older fence.
So I will favorite this for ours sons home.

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 03:27 AM

I like it. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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