Having a kitchen garden is healthy and cost-effective when it comes to raising vegetables. It is a great hobby and an ideal source of fresh vegetables for your home cooking. Vegetables boxes set in gardens look neat and they provide a pH balanced soil for the plants to grow in. You can grow separate vegetables in each box and raise each according to their soil and water level needs.
Here is a simple guide on how you can build a raised vegetable garden box at home:
Things you will need
- Wood boards
- Drill bits
- Carpenter’s level
- Barrier cloth (optional)
- Once you have decided the location of where to set the vegetable box, you will know the size of the vegetable box you will build. Draw a rough sketch of the box and write down the dimensions on it.
- Add wood posts to the locations, which will form the corners of the box. All posts should be cut the same height and should be several inches deeper than the box.
- Cut the sides of the box walls with 2 x 4 wood, and cut in boards to make two long sides that measure the distance between the posts, and cut the short ends the same way.
- Drill the board with the screws into the posts.
- You can lay a sheet of wood as the base of the box or lay a barrier cloth so that pests and varmint do not enter the box. Screw the cloth to the box.
- Add the soil to the box, keeping it 2-inches below the height of the box.
- Fertilize the soil and plant in the vegetables!