1: Introduction, what you will need
2: Making and fixing the box in place
3: Preparing the box and adding the soil
4: User Comments/Photos
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This is a relatively simple project that most people should be able to cope with. It is a good project for the novice woodworker and novice gardener.
This particular veggie box or station is a 3ft x 6ft (900mm x 1800mm) rectangle that is 6" (150mm) high, but you can make it any size you want by adhering to the same principles used to make this particular sized box.
The measurements in this documentation are given in both Imperial (inches)
and Metric (mm).
The Imperial measurements are given first followed by the Metric measurements in brackets ( ).
For example: 1" x 6" (25mm x 150mm).
What you will need
The sides and ends (treated or rot resistant wood)
2 pieces of 1" x 6" (25mm x 150mm) that is 6ft (1800mm) long.
2 pieces of 1" x 6" (25mm x 150mm) that is 3ft (900mm) long.
Stakes (treated or rot resistant wood)
6 stakes 2" x 2" (50mm x 50mm) about 16" (400mm) long.
Note: Stakes are pointed pieces of wood used to hammer into the ground.
You can make your own from 2" x 2" (50mm x 50mm) stock. Alternatively, some garden centers sell stakes.
Plastic or polythene
About 1ft (300mm) by 20ft (6m) to go around the inside edge of the box to keep any poisons from the treated wood (if applicable) getting into the soil.
Cut-up plastic rubbish bags is an ideal source for the plastic, maybe even the bags that the soil came in.
Potting mix, garden soil or similar
9 cubic ft (240 litres)
The soil can generally be purchased in handy plastic bags of varying sizes.
Around thirty-two 2" (50mm) galvanized nails.