Say hello to the Groundhog - we have about 20-30 of them living on our property... and they are the inspiration behind this DIY project.
DIY Standing Planter
When moving to our 10 acre property I was so delighted to start a garden this year... however so were the groundhogs! They basically ate all my plants and flowers that I had started from seed indoors within the first day I moved them outside. But that didn't stop me from having my garden...
We wanted to build a standing planter that groundhogs could not get into... we built the base from construction grade pine.
I wanted to paint the base using Superior Paint Co. Little White to match our house and shop.
We HVLP sprayed two coats of Superior Paint Co. Little White. Once dry we drilled holes in the base to allow for water drainage.
We then lined the planter using pacific north west red cedar. We added rocks from the property to help with drainage.
Next time to plant! We though this would take a lot of soil to fill it … but we only need 1 1/2 bags of soil.
Now time to plant! I started tomatoes and zucchini from seed inside the house and planted spinach, onion and carrots from seed in the planter.
Say hello to Oscar - he's our little apple head Chihuahua
I used popsicle sticks to label what I planted and where.
6 weeks later and I am happy to announce the spinach is doing great and ready for harvesting!
We've had a really cold spring and everything else is going to take much longer but happy to announce the design has kept the groundhogs from eating it!
We hope you enjoyed this project! If you have any hot tips from keeping ground hogs out of your garden please post them bellow!