Build a Wood Planter Box

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Published on March 18, 2015

Even if you’re short on space, you can grow your own vegetables by constructing a wooden vegetable garden planter box. Building a 4-foot-by-4-foot square planter box gives you a variety of planting options ensuring that your plants and vegetables will always be within arm’s reach. Cedar and redwoods offer natural resistance to rot and insects. If you plan to use treated wood, select wood with eco-safe sealants that won’t leach into the soil.

Planter boxes can also be ideal for apartment owners or for gardeners who work with limited space or funds, pest problems and poor soil. When purchased at most garden and home improvement stores garden planter boxes can be extremely expensive and difficult to transport in smaller vehicles. Building an attractive wooden planter box is a feasible option for most people in this scenario, and it takes less time than you would expect.

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