Garden beds are a great source of learning, for both kids and adults. One of the 5 things to consider when you’re building (or buying) your garden bed is 1. Location 2. Types of plants which will lead to 3. Size and shape 4. Material type 5. Type of soil. Take a read on your guide to building a garden bed.
Best location for installing your plant-a-box
When looking at locations in an existing yard for the garden bed we were looking for places that:
- Was not going to be in the direct walking pathway or block any emergency exits
- It had to be 1m away from any fence perimeter to ensure it didn’t breach code and little explorers cant use it to climb up (and over)
- Plants – we knew they wanted vegetable gardens. We also know that different types of plants require a different amount of sun to shade ratio so we look at each locations sun
- Size – this was important you don’t want it too wide that kids can’t reach or too narrow that you won’t fit many plants
- Aesthetics – when putting a plant a box into an existing area you want it to look like it fits so it works with the day-to-day of your operations