You don’t have to have tons and tons of space to have a garden. Stackable planters and stackable garden beds make it possible to put a garden almost anywhere indoors or outdoors. Equipped with water reservoirs, easy snap-lock assembly, and durability, you can plant vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits, and plants of all types.
This does not mean it will be easy, however. Stackable planters can essentially be stacked in perpetuity. Every time you stack one, shade is created in the one below it. If a gardener isn’t aware of this lack of sunlight, they can very easily kill or weaken what they’ve planted.
For gardeners new to the world of stackable garden beds, here is everything you need to know.
Know what you want to plant and where the best location for those plants will be. Note vegetables, fruits, and annuals generally need a fair amount of sun. If the sun is being blocked across one or more sides, you may want to rotate your planter or put those sun-loving plants on top.
Use A Healthy Soil Mix
You’re growing in a planter. You don’t have the benefit of growing from the ground. For a gardener, they must use a healthy potting mix or soil with the right ingredients for growing in a container.
Large v. Small Plants
Large plants that will be heavy and wide should be planted on the bottom, and small plants planted on top.
You have large root vegetables a la tomatoes and then smaller ones like lettuce and herbs. Growing small plants is better for stackable planters. Something like lettuce or strawberries don’t take up a lot of space and can produce a lot over the course of a season.
What Should I Plant In A Stackable Planter?
Some of the best plants to put in your planter include lettuce, kale, collards, cabbage, carrots, onions, cilantro, spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower. These are all relatively easy to make work. They’re planted in abundance as well and quite cheap.
For larger planters – which are rarely stackable but they do exist – you may want to toy with tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, corn, cucumbers, and similarly sized plants. Herbs work exceptionally well in stackable planters as they take up very little space, produce a lot, and are a fun starting point.
You also want to ensure you give each plant enough space in the planter to spread out and thrive. Items like carrots, spinach, and radishes are perfect because they are small and stay compact throughout their lifespan.
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