Monday, September 05, 2011
I found this web site from a local flyer at my library. They introduce a gardening concept called "grow boxes" which are easy-care containers for growing your own veggies (or flowers or whatever). I plan to use it for some veggies and herbs. It is slanted toward Florida growers, but that is because of my location, just about anyone could use these.
In most of Florida these boxes could be used year-round, but even in many colder climates you could build a frame and cover with plastic and add a heat source.
You can buy "grow boxes" over the Internet, but they are rather expensive for the size. The ones at this site use commonly available products and very little skill. You seldom have to water, as the system stores water and makes it easy to not over or under-water. I plan to raise mine on plank-tables so that they are easy for me to reach without bending.
The web site is Funky Chicken Farm, look for the "Grow Boxes" and the Grow Boxes Video links on the left side. I suggest the video first, as it explains the concept and shows you the entire system works. It starts off a little slowly, so bear with it or skip ahead. Using this system there is no need to purchase anything except from your local variety , garden, and hardware stores.
Happy gardening and cooking with the freshest foods that will be as good as you can grow/make them!!