by April Reinhardt
(last updated November 3, 2014)
You don't have to have a large yard to raise a vegetable or flower garden. In fact, even if you live in an apartment or a small rooming house, you can build a garden box in which to raise vegetables and flowers. Whether you want to raise tomatoes and carrots, or roses and marigolds, all you need is a container, sunlight, dirt, water, and seedlings. Follow these simple guidelines to guild a garden box in your space:
The materials you'll need to build a garden box are simple and include nails, a hammer, plywood, four wood planks, caulk, paint, gravel, potting soil or dirt, and seedlings. Once you have your materials, follow these steps to assemble your box garden:
Depending on the type of plants you grow in your box garden, water and nurture them according to the directions on the seedlings or packet of seeds. Keep in mind that your box garden does not have drainage that an in-ground garden plot has, so avoid over watering. The gravel in the bottom of the box garden will help with drainage to a certain extent. Even if you do have a large home with plenty of space for a garden, you can add box gardens to your deck or patio, and even build window boxes to raise flowers and vegetables. Adding box gardens to your landscape creates a focal point of color, making otherwise boring areas full of color and life.
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