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With the coronavirus crisis leaving many workers at home, you may find yourself with a lot of time on your hands. Why not start a new hobby like gardening? Freestanding raised garden beds and planters are the easy way to plant and grow vegetables/flowers when you don’t have a lot of space.
We distinguish 2 types of vegetable and flower planters:
Raised Planter Boxes
1. VegTrug 8 Pocket Herb Garden
Herbs are my favorite plant to grow. They’re simple, they make your food taste great, and some can even be used for tea. VegTrug’s 8 Pocket Herb Garden lets you easily organize your plants and create your own miniature garden right on your porch or patio.
The shelf underneath helps reduce gardening tool clutter and gives space for storage of pots, fertilizer, and other necessities.
2. Mois Galvanized Raised Garden Bed
If you have the heart and soul of a gardener, but the gardening space of a city dweller, you’ll appreciate this galvanized raised garden bed from Havenside Home.
The Mois Planter measures at 40 inches long and 11 inches deep, making it a perfect fit for balconies and tiny front yards. You can enjoy planting your very own herb garden or creating a flower display that’s inviting to visitors.
3. Vertical Raised Planter
Why go through the stress of trying to figure out which vegetables can be planted together and which can’t? This Vertical Raised Garden Planter from Garrai Store has five different trays for a variety of growing options.
Plants stay close together and a space-saving formation while also remaining separated for vegetables that need different soil pH. The height differences between each box also helps organize plants depending on how much sunlight they need.
4. CedarCraft Self-Watering Planter
Have you ever forgotten to water your precious plants? You come back days later to brown, shriveled seedlings that look like they belong in a desert instead of a garden box.
CedarCraft’s Self-Watering Planter saves your plants from this cruel fate. The built-in irrigation system evenly distributes water to thirsty seedlings, resulting in stronger plants that have higher yields. You may also like: Keter Raised Garden Bed with Drainage System.
5. Raised Wooden Vegetable Flower Planter
Starting a small garden this year? Overstock has the perfect planter for you. This compact wooden planter stands at 28 inches high and features two tiny compartments perfect for herbs or ornamental flowers.
Use the Raised Wooden Vegetable Flower Planter on your porch or patio to add a little greenery to otherwise dull surroundings, or try placing plants inside it that require low light to spruce up your indoor space.
6. Reliancer Set of 4 Raised Planters
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a planter box that configures to your unique space? Giantex thought of that and designed this set of four raised planter boxes with you in mind. Various configurations are possible, including one large raised garden bed for those with more space.
Made from durable, weather-resistant PP material, the Reliancer Elevated Planter Set also comes with a self-watering mechanism and drain holes (which can be plugged if needed).
7. Best Choice Raised Garden Bed
Keep pests and insects away from your precious vegetables by using this elevated wooden planter box. It’s basically a foolproof garden. Drainage holes keep plants from getting overwatered, and the elevated height lets seedlings soak up all the sunlight they need.
8. City Farmer USA Raised Garden Bed
A concrete jungle isn’t the first place someone would look for a healthy garden, but don’t let that stop you. City Farmer USA has a raised garden bed especially for big city dwellers.
Designed with mesh sides for ventilation of the soil, the garden bed can hold up to 4 cubic feet of soil. You can plant just about anything inside, including your favorite herbs, veggies, and flowers.
9. Keter Easy Grow Raised Bed
Did you know that overwatering can cause root rot? Even with self-watering planters, overwatering can occur, but Keter’s Easy Grow Raised Garden Bed has a secret weapon: a water gauge.
Not only do you have to water your plants less, but you can check and see exactly when you need to refill the reservoir (no guesswork!). Keter can be used both indoors and outdoors to grow a variety of plants in just about any space.
Shallow Raised Planter Beds
1. Greener Seeda Galvanized Steel Raised Garden Bed
With 11 cubic feet of soil capacity, the Greener Seeda Galvanized Steel Raised Garden Bed is perfect for vegetables like tomatoes and climbing plants (peas, squash, etc.). It’s also made from highly durable galvanized metal.
Don’t worry about rust — the entire garden bed is covered in anti-rust coating to preserve its integrity, allowing for years of use in your garden. The open bottom lets plants dig even deeper into the soil for maximum growth.
2. Emsco Self Watering Grow Box
As a gardener, I understand the allure of growing your own food. However, it’s tough to have a green thumb when you live in a small space.
You can use this city picker to create your own garden in snug spaces.
EMSCO’s Mobile Grow Box comes equipped with a mulch cover, aeration screen, and water tube for easy, even watering. Caster wheels let you move the box inside during colder, harsher weather. Also great for balconies!
See also the Easy Picker Raised Bed with Stand:
3. Best Value Cedar Raised Garden Bed
For those who prefer wooden garden boxes, cedar is the best choice. Its properties naturally repel insects and resist rot, and the wood holds up better than others in rough weather.
Best Value’s Raised Garden Bed is designed to use a little bit of topsoil to utilize the earth already present in your yard. Simply dig the bed into the spot you want to grow in, pour a couple bags of soil on top, and get started!
Simular product: Ainfox Wood Raised Garden Bed Planter Box.
4. TwentyNext Vinyl Garden Bed
Would you believe there’s a raised garden bed that’s guaranteed for 20 years? Would you also believe it’s under $100? Neither would I if I hadn’t seen it myself! TwentyNext’s Vinyl Garden Bed won’t crack, peel or break down for a full two decades.
Its design is screwless, so assembling it is effortless. The box’s dimensions measure 4′ x 4′, and it needs no painting or staining to remain in tip-top shape, giving your garden the chic look that will be the envy of your neighbors.
5. Lakeside Collection Raised Garden Bed
The Lakeside Collection specializes in quality products at unbelievably low prices, so it’s no wonder this garden bed is such a steal.
Made from polypropylene, it can be assembled into one large garden box or two smaller boxes. Use it to grow flowers, vegetables, herbs, or ornamental plants to brighten up your lawn.
6. Modern Home Raised Garden Bed Kit
If you’re like me, you don’t like the upkeep and expense required by wooden garden beds. Rainy weather and harsh winters can wear them down quickly, even with waterproofing, but Modern Home Raised Garden Bed Kit makes building your own garden space easy.
Made from durable and weather-resistant high-density polyethylene, this shallow garden bed will last several years. Each bed is stackable so you can increase the bed’s depth if needed.