My husband and I have lived in the same apartment for more than a year so when time came around to plan my container garden for this summer, I had elaborate plans for squashes, trellises, tomatoes, herbs, lettuce and many more. Out of the blue, we found our dream home!
So, all of my incredible plans had to wait because we would be moving sometime in mid June and I don't want to lug all those hundreds of pounds of dirt and rocks to the new house (neither did DH
I needed something big enough to at least plant a few tomatoes in that was sturdy enough to last through a trip across town. After thinking about it for a few days, DH and I decided to build a portable garden box out of wood.
We used a handful of 1x8 boards as well as some 1x1 for the corner pieces and legs.
The whole process wasn't too enthralling so I didn't take any photos. To give your imaginations a jump start, think of sawdust, the panic of one DH when he couldn't find the charger for his drill, and what seemed like hours of sanding.
We basically mapped everything out, cut to the size we wanted (the box itself is 2 ft x 3 ft with 1 inch gaps in the bottom for water seepage and 1 inch legs for ground clearance), and sealed the heck out of it with an outdoor use wood sealant. To protect my baby tomatoes from any nasties in the sealant itself, the box is lined with plastic.
Now on to the good stuff!
Here is the box in all her glory. We put handles in to aid in carrying when we move. It weighs a TON after being filled.
Inside with the liner
I have two 6" Patio tomato plants plus basil that will be in soon.
It will be a beast to move but it turned out exactly as I had wanted. How often do you get to say that?!