Deck Gardens: Choosing a Quality Planter
I selected a CedarCraft sustainably-crafted elevated planter for my garden. It assembles without tools in minutes. It’s insanely durable and well made, a real piece of art. Each piece of wood is cut and joined to perfection making it great to look at as well as being the perfect planter. This planter is substantial; it puts those wobbly garden variety versions to shame!
The CedarCraft Urban Garden Planter is created from 100% sustainable-grown and reclaimed cedar that was destined for the scrap pile. It’s the perfect size for a vegetable, herb, or flower garden and fits easily on a deck, patio, dock or any small space where you’d like to have a garden. It’s generously sized at 37″ long, 30-1/2″ wide, and 29″ high and it holds five cubic square feet of soil. I’d estimate the weight of the soil and planter at about 175 pounds, so it’s not a planter that’s going to blow away in a storm.
Once our growing season is complete, I’ll be able to empty the soil and plants and then dismantle it for storage. Storing the planter in winter will allow it to retain its beauty for years and avoid the Seattle mold and moss damage from our cold and rainy winters. For those of you who live in warmer climates, this attractive deck planter can remain outside all year round.
The Urban Garden Planter is a modern “V” design with a handy shelf for accessories and tools and is one of four designs, all of which are created with the same beautiful untreated finish that is healthier for your plants. The others include the Elevated Garden Planter, which stands at 29″ high meaning no bending or straining to care for your garden. Even better, your plants are protected from garden pests like gophers, rabbits, and your pets. The Raised Garden Planter is the largest of the portable planters; it accommodates more deep root plants and vegetables. While the Cascading Garden Planter is a 3-tier planter that stands at 37″ high that looks fantastic with a variety of vegetation.