We reward planter collections from our Cape Town factory with valuable organic soils at no cost as it saves us the high cost of deliveries. Many planters are shipped nationwide fully assembled. Most boxes that
Mould on your wooden boxes is a sure sign of constant over-watering. Too much water over prolonged periods will shorten the lifespan of the timber. However, there is no reason to panic; no lasting damage
Superior Soil For plants to thrive, they need light, fluffy and air-filled soil. Containers have less compacted soil because it has been filled in and is not walked upon, which allows the roots to breathe.
It's easier to control soil moisture and raised beds do drain better as the soil is already loosened up. Better control of soil conditions. One will not continuously have to add pricey soils and amendments,
Yes, we can, but is it advisable? Most herbs and vegetables have a shallow root system. So don’t go overboard with requesting a deep container as you will be wasting costly soil and expensive wood.
I am curious about the Linseed application. Would that extend the life of the wood? And if so, by how long?Uli2020-02-23T07:19:40+02:00
Linseed can only extend the lifespan of wood if applied correctly and re-applied every couple of month. A once-off application will not do much to preserve the timber over time. An answer to the second
You probably had a bad experience with a low-quality planter. Yes, all outdoor wooden things will rot eventually. But they will only do so "in no time" if abused. Constant over-watering, for example, is such
For hundreds of years, linseed oil is used for the protection and maintenance of interior and exterior wood. It is, without a doubt, one of the most popular finishing oil in the world thanks to
You are adamant not using pallets because of possible health implications. That aside, are there any other reasons why you don’t use cheap pallets?Uli2019-07-21T18:57:30+02:00
Yes. Planks from pallets are too thin. They are not suitable for planters that are filled with soil.
We don’t recommend lining a wooden planter. Moisture will get trapped between the lining and the timber and cause wood-rot to set in. Also, if a plastic lining is used, it’s leaching chemical components might