Flower Box 120 cm

R799.00

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This 120 cm Flower Box, together with the 120 cm Tomato Planter Trellis, is also perfect for growing cucumbers, green beans, peas, peppers and tomatoes, not only flowers. All those veggies and fruit (yes, tomato is a fruit) do exceptionally well in containers because container soil is generally fluffy and not as compacted as in-ground soil, but there are more reasons for it.

Cucumbers:
Do you have a sunny spot to place the flower box? If so, it is ideal for getting plenty of cucumbers – they love full sun. Select a variety of cucumbers meant for pickling because you will get a large yield of small cucumbers.
Cucumbers are heavy feeders, so you must ensure regular watering, preferably in the morning. Use twine to tie the cucumber plants to the trellis.

Green Beans:
Green beans come in two sun-loving types: bush and pole. Both varieties grow well in containers, and the trellis will come in handy. Beans add nitrogen into the soil, so cultivate some celery or kale with them in the box.

Peas:
Peas might be the right choice if you don’t get that much sun in the flower box, as they also need a trellis. Fresh peas off the vine beat canned peas any day.
Peas prefer colder seasons and constant, slightly moist soil.

Peppers:
Peppers are excellent choices for containers, especially if you can ensure the plant receives enough sunlight. Peppers need a lot of the sun to thrive. However, you don’t want to drown your peppers in water; most do well to receive less water than your other plants!
Peppers do best if you fertilise the plant several times during the growing season. Our Organic Fruit and Veggie Fertiliser help the fruit to set.

Growing peppers in containers allow you to control their final taste. Sweet and hot peppers develop their flavour based on the amount of sun exposure. Peppers are sweeter if they receive more sun, and hot peppers are spicier when they receive more sun.

Tomatoes:
Tomatoes are one of the most productive veggie plants you can grow in a container at home. Ensure that your tomatoes receive ample sunlight, at least five to six hours per day. Growing determinate varieties of tomatoes tends to be the best choice because the plants aren’t as large. Cherry tomatoes also produce high yields in containers.

Approximate Dimensions:
120 cm x 28 cm x 31 cm (h)
Soil Volume: 61 litre/dm

Soil Recommendation: (FREE if you collect your pre-ordered flower box from our factory)
2 x Organic Power Growth Soil Mix (PWR)
1 x Organic Container Potting Soil (PTS)

Description

Vertical Gardening with Flower Boxes

Do you still think you have no space to plant herbs, veggies or flowers?
You can stack the boxes together quickly and securely to create a planter arrangement of your imagination.

Perhaps you have some corner that could be beautified or put to good use?
Our ‘Mix & Match’ planters make it easy to build in or around corners.

Imagine what those pictured vertical gardens could look like once each box has grown a little oasis of flowers or herbs, or perhaps a beautiful display of cacti and indigenous succulents?

We construct using untreated pine from sustainable forests in the Cape. We do not use low-grade wood, light-weight, or reclaimed timber and guarantee no pallets (pallets must undergo treatment to conform to international shipping laws. Some of those treatments can be dangerous to human health).

Also, we don’t cut corners by nailing or stapling the boxes together; we only use rust-resistant screws.
Nails do rust, and corrosion causes wood to rot. Furthermore, nails, as opposed to screws, make maintenance at a later stage nearly impossible.

Additional information

Dimensions 120 × 28 × 31 cm
Article No:

036

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