DIY Standing Planter

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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...

Time: 3 DaysCost: $100Difficulty: Easy
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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.

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We wanted to build a standing planter that groundhogs could not get into... we built the base from construction grade pine.

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I wanted to paint the base using Superior Paint Co. Little White to match our house and shop.

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We HVLP sprayed two coats of Superior Paint Co. Little White. Once dry we drilled holes in the base to allow for water drainage.

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We then lined the planter using pacific north west red cedar. We added rocks from the property to help with drainage.

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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.

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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

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I used popsicle sticks to label what I planted and where.

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6 weeks later and I am happy to announce the spinach is doing great and ready for harvesting!

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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!

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We hope you enjoyed this project! If you have any hot tips from keeping ground hogs out of your garden please post them bellow!

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