Boxes for plants

By Admin | The Hands
14 May 2016
should start with calculating the size of the box, it needs to take into account the value of the plants that will be in it.The volume of the earth in the box should be at least 2 times the root system of the plant.Inside the container should also be placed another 3-cm layer of Styrofoam (polystyrene) on the walls and bottom (to protect roots from frost) and 15-cm layer of drainage, absorbing excess water, which will be useful to plants during drought.

Following drawings and designs, planed board cut off.The surfaces and corners, which will be visible, to be sanded and trowel very fine sandpaper.All the elements of cover impregnats wood intended for outdoor use.The mounting bracket, which must be shorter than the side wall a distance equal to the thickness of the bottom opening should be done.

Plants in such containers can grow not only on balconies or terraces, but also on the roofs.

boards destined for the bottom of the container are connected by transverse planks, which will also act as l
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walls of the box should be longer than the bottom on manyso that it can fit within the container and retained in it (i.e. the thickness of the bottom wall).In the bottom of the hole should be done (2-3 - depending on the size of the box), in which to insert the tube to drain excess fluid.The diameter of the holes need to do exactly the same as the outer diameter of the tubes.Boards are designed for side walls are connected to the mounting bracket so that one end of each corner of the top of the box right up to the edge, and the bottom was a place equal to the thickness of the bottom

After connecting the four walls of the insert bottom and fasten it with screws

inside of the box surrounded by cushioning foam whose edges connect melting

The foam makes a hole so that they coincide with those that have already done in the bottom of the box and insert them into the tube of PVC.After that, spread inside the building, horticultural or film (one solid piece), which will protect the box from moisture and humus acid allocate land.The film is fixed on the edges of the box stapler and crevices around the ducts fill with silicone

At the bottom drawer lay a layer of drainage.Can be used for this expanded clay or gravel, but to facilitate the drawer can be replaced by polystyrene crumbled.The end of the PVC tubes should be given a little over a drainage layer that will allow it to withdraw the excess water from the ground and not from the drainage.Put a layer of fibers which pass water and air, but retains the fine particles of the earth, which could clog the water taking the tube and contaminate the drainage, and a stapler attach it to the walls of the box.The upper edge of the container with a screw mount trims

remains is to fill a box of land and plant a plant.Remember that evergreens need moisture and winter, so water them regularly until the ground freezes


Materials : planed boards, corners 40h40h4 mm slotted stainless steel screws for wood, foam thickness of 3 cm,construction or horticultural film of a thickness of 0.3 mm, a fiber for drainage tubes of 15 mm diameter PVC and impregnation of the wood, and silicone adhesives.

Tools : drill and drill bits for metal and wood, glue gun, stapler, saw wood, hammer, screwdriver, ruler (centimeter, etc.), brush.