Are your raised beds easy to assemble?
Yes! It's hard to imagine anything easier. Select a desired location to set up the
Harvest Box for planting. We recommend putting down a woven weed block
material before opening up the bed to control weeding. Open the bed up, insert the liner making sure that the seam is in the
right corner, velcro the sides over the top. There will be extra 2" of fabric inside so make sure that the
extra length of the liner is pulled towards the inside the bed and corners. Our raised beds are 12" deep to give you
plenty of depth for crop planting if necessary. Our bottomless liner is designed specially for the Boomer Bedâ to keep moisture properly controlled, whether planting in the garden, the lawn or
the patio. The weed mat is beneficial underneath the bed allowing air and drainage but no weeds up through or on the sides
of the bed. Now its time to add soil and start planting.
Our Harvest Box
green liners are innovative and unique-Why?
Our unique green liners were
designed after many tests with other fabric products. The fabric we have chosen is durable, long lasting, easy to install
and assists with less watering but the drainage is unique because the liner is bottomless. This is giving the plants in the
raised beds plenty of time to absorb the water and fertilizers but releases efficiently in cases of over watering or abundant
rainfall. Our durable tear resistant liner has breathability making it rot and mildrew resistant. UV resistant. Nice
easy on and off with velcro attachments. Check out our video on the Home page for installation.
Do you have soil that is heavy clay, sandy or stoney?
Then the Harvest Box is
right for you. Place the beds right on the ground that you have . We recommend placing a weed block material under the
bed so this will eliminate any weeding around the bed. A minimum of 6-12" of weed block extending on each side of the
bed is preferable. Fill them with a rich mixture of top soil and compost and solve the problem of poor soil without constant
digging and rototilling. You can also purchase bag soil at your local garden center that is already prepared.
Do you have limited space in
which to garden? How about tabletop or rooftop?
Several of our Harvest
Boxes may be arranged to form a simple garden design but even one bed in a small yard, rooftop or terrace will provide an
abundance of vegetable, herbs or flowers in a small space. Our raised beds can be used for tabletop gardening so there is
no need to bend, plus it keeps small animals away by installing it at tabletop height. The raised beds are lightweight and
easy to bring to the rooftops. Installing on a roof where there is no special roof membrane needed because you can elevate
off the roof with tables or blocks. Tip: 6 hours of daily sunlight is preferred for most vegetables and flowers.
How much soil does a single Harvest Box require?
Each 2 x 2 x 12" single Harvest Box holds approx. 4 cu.ft. Add a light mixture of compost,
peat moss and soil and other beneficial products like perlite, vermiculite. We recommend mixing it all together in small batches
in a wheelbarrow. The goal is to achieve a nice light soil mix so that the plant roots can thrive. (We do not recommend using
heavy garden soil). Consulting with your local garden center for soil mixes will be very helpful. Do not compact the
soil when filling up the bed, the less compaction the better results. Sides should not bow out more than 1/2" when filled
with soil. Fill to your desire according to the plants you choose to grow. A minimum of 6" is recommended for lettuce
and shallow rooted plants, 11" for tomatoes, green peppers and deep-rooted crops.
Grow vegetables and flowers in the same space with different Soils.
With the Harvest Box you can have a wonderful garden
design with the ease of filling the beds with different soils or pH conditions that are needed for your plants. Filling
each bed with the soil to tailor your individual plant needs will encourage vigorous plant growth and health.
How can I keep pests out of my raised beds?
Gardening with raised beds makes pest control a whole lot easier. For burrowing pests like voles,
moles, gophers, woodchucks etc., lay down a weed block cloth before setting up your raised bed.
How tall should the raised beds be?
There are two main benefits to taller beds-greater root space and improved accessibility. Taller
beds provide more root space, which generally translates into healthier plants and a more productive vegetable garden. For
deep rooted plants like tomatoes,beans,squash and potatoes, a bed depth of at least 10" is recommended. Plants like salad
greens, herbs, onions have shallow root systems, in which case a bed height of 5"-7" is sufficient.
The other benefit of taller beds is improved accessibility for people who have difficulty kneeling
or bending. If you need the bed even taller for wheelchair accessibility, placing a raised bed on a suitable platform
or table for a desired height is recommended. This way everyone can enjoy gardening!
Are the Harvest Boxes difficult to take apart once planted?
No! Just remove some of the soil, then unvelcro the sides and lift the liner out and remove the bed
to fold. It's that easy. Of course you can also leave the soil in year round and add more soil enhancements next planting
season. The choice is yours.