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Milk Crate Gardening

  • black_milk_crateUse a Plastic Milk Crate* as a planter
  • Line it with cardboard or a doubled black plastic bag
  • Poke drainage holes in the sides 2 inches up
  • Fill the crate with a 50/50 mix of compost and planting soil
  • Add a slow release fertilizer when the box is 1/2 full
  • Add more soil and put in the plants
  • Fill to within 3 inches of top
  • Add 2 inches of compost
  • Sprinkle slow release fertilizer on top of soil
  • Use black plastic tucked in the sides or shredded newspaper as mulch
  • Water around base of plant regularly and thoroughly
  • Enjoy the harvest

*You can buy Plastic Milk Crates at Home Depot, Target and on line.


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