Posted by Administrator on 8/18/2011 to Outdoor Recreational Products
Lifetime Raised Garden Bed Planter Boxes Space Savings
Lifetime garden boxes are an innovative new product from Lifetime Products. I recently purchased 2 of these boxes for our backyard garden. Last year we started what is commonly called square-foot gardening. The idea behind this gardening technique is that traditional gardening wastes upwards of 75% of available space for both walking space and spacing between plants. Square-foot gardening turns this idea upside down by eliminating the need for spacing between plants and rows. This is done through growing the plants up instead of out and concentrating the plants into a small area, such as a 4x4 area. By so doing, you utilize upwards of 85% of your available gardening space.
Our first attempts with Lifetime Gardening Boxes
We have had a great deal of success in our first planting attempt. We have upwards of 30 corn stalks in merely half of the Lifetime garden box alone. We also have 4 pepper plants and 8 square plants all in the same planter box as the corn. In another Lifetime planter box we have 8 tomato plants, 4 more pepper plants, and a pumpkin vine. All of that is only 32 square feet!
Techniques for making Lifetime gardening boxes work for you
First of all, do not concern yourself so much with the recommended planting quantities and distances; generally speaking if there is enough space to grow the plant and the produce of the plant, you can plant away. Lastly, always remember to grow the plants up and rarely, if ever, out. Typically, this is best done using some sort of caging. We cage everything that does not support itself, like corn stalks. So, we cage the tomatoes, we cage the cucumbers, we cage the peas, beans, and just about everything else we can. By so doing, you save your lateral space for more plants and get all the produce you could want out of such little space. Have fun gardening.
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