My mom’s birthday was coming up and she asked if I could build her a waist high planter for herbs, lettuce, and other small vegetables. She saw something similar to the below image in a garden magazine
I do a lot of work around the house so building a planter seemed well within my skill set, but as usual, it took me more than one try to get it right. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes
I asked around and figured the planter needed to be at least 10” deep for proper herb root growth. Growing tomatoes or larger plants would require a deeper base and wasn’t really the intention for this project.
Boards of all materials at a typical hardware store are traditionally sold in 8’, 10’, or > 12’ lengths. To get the most from my materials, the planter should be sized with those dimensions in mind. I chose 10’ boards and created a 7’ x 3’ frame.Read on →