Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Herb Box on Wheels

I went to the most wonderful Farmers Market a few months ago. They sold wonderful produce, indulgent toffee and a great herb box on wheels. The only thing not so great was the price tag...$250 for the herb box. I took their card which had a picture of the box on it and thought..."it can't be that hard to make this". It's difficulty to grow in Arizona due to the hard soil. We also don't have a space where the javalina  wouldn't eat our goodies being grown.

So,on a family outing to Home Depot I snuck away and had the wood cut(without informing the hubby). He walked up and I had a ton of wood cut with no real plans. I just had the nice man cut them in 2ft and 4ft  pieces. After the shock wore off my hubby started brainstorming about what we needed to build this box.
Here's what we brought home...
And here's the best hubby in the world working away...
And here's the finished product...and it only cost $85!
I like the fact that it's on wheels so I can move it in and out of the sun. The sun is very intense here in AZ when it gets in the 100s!
I'm struggling though. I don't have a green thumb:( My tomatoes plants are turning yellow. Someone said that it's because I'm over watering them. Oh well, I'll keep trying!

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36 comments:

Lamp Tramp said...

Wow, this is so amazing. The Hubby did a wonderful job, I'm laughing that you had the wood cut before consulting him! Are the plants in pots or actually planted in the box itself. I'm dying to have a raised planter, we'd have to put a fence around it due to rabbits and deer. I have to be content with a few herbs in pots indoors.

Pamma said...

You go girl! I love your perseverance and this is just great! Love it that the hubby got on board and helped you crank it out!
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Joani said...

A great plantar box. And, that was a darn good price...$85. The tomato turning yellow....yes, you are watering too much. I don't know if that box is deep enough for a tomato. I have planted tomatoes in pots but much deeper ones and gave them a gallon of water a day and feed every week. Wishing you well with the new project. I also live in Arizona.

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

Great box, pretty good for having the wood cut without a plan. I want to put a pallet planter on my back deck, I am still waiting for warm weather here in N. Calif.

PicturePerfectPixies said...

Love this!

I am not affiliated with this book. But, have used it for years to help me garden. It is...."Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew. Borrow it from the library. It can show you how to get quite a bit of food out of a small space.

Jacqueline said...

I love this! I want to make some big ones but shorter legs for my porch! Great idea! I'd love for you to link this up to my link party!Simply Creations Link Party

Pine Tree Home said...

Like that this is on wheels. Great idea. I also like the fact there is no bending. Just reach in and tend to the plants. Super.

Angela said...

My hubby would love to build one like this due to deer and rabbits. We were wondering about more details such as type of wood... Thanks!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Score on your fabulous build! Sometimes I think it's a blessing in disguise that something is so pricey. It really encourages us to do it ourselves and there's alot of gratification in that. Your herb box is wonderful!

Donna

June@I will craft said...

Great job on this planter. Wheels are great so that you can easily move it. I wish too much sun was a problem for me, but no. I guess that is the price of living in Minnesota.

Michelle and James said...

I just happened to come across your blog from another one so I hope you don't mind me commenting. I don't have a green thumb either but we grow tomatoes every year and they haven't been to bad we use old used egg shells by cracking/crumbling them onto the soil we have heard it helps with iron deficiency. Take it for what its worth (I am no professional gardener) but it has worked for us.

JaninaCakes said...

I love this idea! I think I'm going to give this a shot. It'll probably be on a smaller scale though. <3, new follower

Mike and Ally Simons said...

Awesome job! I was thinking about something like this for our patio- we kind of have to chase the sun around here ;)

What kind of wood did y'all use?

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Anonymous said...

Hi, I was wondering what sort of wood you used for your box, and what you are planting? Looks awesome!

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