Even if you live in a small home, condo or apartment, it is still possible to nurture that green thumb with a garden planter box. Garden planter boxes can be used indoors or outdoors and can be planted to be decorative, or they can be functional in growing herbs or vegetables. They can fit in just about any available area.
The benefits of garden planter boxes are that they are simple to maintain and less time-consuming since they are contained in a more controlled environment. Garden boxes can be beautiful, practical and even educational.
A planter box that can fit on a window sill is a nice size for planting herbs. Most kitchens have at least one ledge that will provide light for the plants. Of course, growing herbs in the kitchen makes them readily accessible when you need them.
Under Window Accents
Use the windows around the outside of your house to attach a planter box. Fruits like strawberries or vegetables such as onions don’t require a lot of room, but will add color and a warmer feel to your house.
Porches and Entryways
Add curb appeal to your home by adding a flower-filled garden box to your porch. The entryway to your home could also be a place for a planter box with legs or wheels. A raised boxed makes harvesting easier and fill some of the emptiness that normally exists in an entryway.
Balconies and Patios
Another convenient spot for a planter box would be a patio or balcony. While you relax on your balcony or patio, you can watch the “fruits” of your labor grow.
According to the University of Illinois Extension, planter boxes can be made out a variety of material from ceramics to wood. You should pay attention to whether the material is porous or not. Porous material absorbs the water and can let it escape quicker than non-porous material. Some people will put a plastic liner inside a porous material garden box to keep moisture in.
Not only will you feel good about raising your vegetables, fruits, and flowers, according to West Virginia University’s Extension Service, garden planter boxes are also a good choice for the physically challenged who need better accessibility and for those who have problem soils.
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