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Merbau planter boxes and vertical vegie garden

pjturner2008
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Re: Merbau planter boxes and vertical vegie garden

I really like this set up. One question. Is there enough soil in the hanging pots to support a wide range of veggies?

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MitchellMc
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Re: Merbau planter boxes and vertical vegie garden

Hi @pjturner2008,

 

Hopefully, @BrendanB can fill us in on the answer. In such a small container you'll want to use the best potting mix you can afford. I would suggest something along the lines of Scotts Osmocote 25L Premium Plus Superior Potting Mix. Herbs generally don't require a large container to grow in, so they are perfect for these vertical gardens.

 

Mitchell

 

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BrendanB
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Re: Merbau planter boxes and vertical vegie garden

Yea they are not big enough for root vegetables, although we managed to get baby beetroot and mini red onions. But spring onions and chilli's didn't have a problem. 

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mann
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Re: Merbau planter boxes and vertical vegie garden

These planters look really good..I want to make these ones but have no experience.. can someone help with the material that I should buy in order to make it 

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EricL
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Merbau planter boxes and vertical vegie garden

Hello @mann

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop. It's wonderful to have you join us, and thank you for sharing your question about building your own raised garden bed.

 

It's great that this project has inspired you to make your own raised veggie garden. A lot of our members have built various sized garden beds, it all depends on how big you want it to be. I suggest reading this guide - How to build a raised garden bed by @Adam_W. This will give you a basic idea of how raised garden beds are assembled. 

 

Once you've decided on the size you want, I suggest drawing a plan with pen and paper. This will help you to quantify the amount of wood and screws you will need to assemble your raised garden bed. This will also give you the opportunity to make sure that your raised garden bed will fit in the proposed location. 

 

Building the raised garden bed does not require exotic tools. A circular saw would be handy but a hand saw will suffice, a drill, drill bits, and tape measure will be enough to allow you to put the raised garden bed together. 

 

You'll notice in the previous post my colleague @MitchellMc posted an image of a proposed raised garden bed assembly. I suggest having a look at that drawing if you're looking for ideas and inspiration.

 

Here are some raised garden projects our Workshop members have shared:

 

 

 

 

Please keep us updated with your progress, we look forward to seeing the start of your raised garden bed project.

 

If you need further assistance, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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