This year my husband decided to take a new approach to gardening. He salvaged some old pallets from the dumpster at work to construct these garden boxes. He also saved the stalks from my
sunflowers last year to use for "scaffolding" for the plants to give it a shot at vertical gardening. He has used twigs and branches to build the cages for the tomato plants (which are going crazy!). Needless to say, we are also saving every scrap we can from the kitchen for our compost bins. His goal is to have a 100% zero waste garden.These are just a few photos to show how far this project has come in just a month and 1/2. Hope you enjoy!
Commented on Jul 14, 2012
I garden in boxes also. Would love to get my hands on some of those crates!!! I am on my 3rd
year and increase one or two boxes a year. I am 64, and my son and grandson help out. I love gardening, have all my life!!!
Somehow they are getting through my screens and there are no holes in them..I am disgusted with them and Iv'e tried spraying and the don't die! I feel like my house is infested with them..I want to move! Help please!
Commented on Apr 19, 2012
There is a new trap that is sold in garden centers. You might consider trying that, but put it
just outside the window or door they are coming in, not inside your house..or more will come in your house from the outside. They are also called squash bugs, I found out last summer that stink bugs love certain vegetables in the garden, that's how i discovered the trap. I will be using it this summer and hope it works. Good luck!
When you've got your mind set on something, things can happen fast! Also, being willing to take less than stellar boards for this type of project can help save money if you ask for a
discount. We used a spade to dig up the grass, built the box, filled it in and planted it in just over 24 hours. Now I just hope our veggies survive! While doing it we found that we've got grubs so we'll have to figure out how to combat that later! For lots more details go to http://29ruehouse.blogspot.com/2012/04/our-s...
Commented on Apr 18, 2012
I have been gardening in boxes for three years now.We have lived here for 5 years and our soil
is quartz rocks held together by red clay, so I have no other choice. Tried the straw bales before going with the boxes, it was a complete failure. I am using old treated deck wood, lined with a hard plastic used to make cones for speakers.( my brother had some remnent roles from a place he worked). I have also bought the double ones that Sam's sell. Each year I add more boxes and more success with each season. I make my own compost and garden strictly organic. It's a good system, but takes getting used to. June bugs? Buy the traps made just for that and be sure to follow instructions....works well!