It’s Friday and we are heading into the weekend. Here is some inspiration for the ultimate weekend DIY project. One of the most popular downloads on StarkSilverCreek is my plans for a raised vegetable planter box which is located in our gardening section.
This note and photo from T-Bone will surely inspire you! He made some simple modifications to make it garden-perfect for his backyard.
I want to thank you so much for your vegetable planter plans. They were exactly what I was looking for. I had the rough idea in my head but your plans helped me figure out a few of the details I couldn’t quite grasp. Like placing 2x4s on the bottom in order to secure the planks for the bottom of the planter. It turned out so great I made 3 of them!
I recently moved into a new house in Brooklyn with a very small backyard space. Living in New York, any bit of outdoor space that I can call my own is very precious! After numerous small apartments with barely a window to grow some very leggy coleus, I was excited to start my urban garden.
The backyard was covered in tile so until we figure out how to make it more lush, I have to rely on container gardening. I adapted your plans a bit to create a smaller 3’x3′ planter, made out of cedar, and added heavy duty casters to the bottom so I can move them around as needed. I lined the inside with burlap to contain the dirt. I filled one with tomatoes, another with peppers and the third with a bit of everything else (broccoli, cucumbers, squash, brussels sprouts, etc.). I went a little overboard with growing seeds so I have a ton of plants still in various containers. I just might have to build a few more planters!
Thanks again for your help, the planters were super easy to build and really satisfying. I’m looking forward to having a bounty of veggies this summer. I’ve attached a few pictures below.
Personally, I love the arrangement with the plants in terracotta pots around. Has a beautiful “sculpturesque” look to the arrangement. I also think adding the wheels is a great idea. Thank for the note T-Bone!