Container gardening provides several advantages, particularly for the gardener who handles Bay Area climate vagaries. Veggies herbs or flowers in a planter lets you add to terraces, balconies or roof-tops in the downtown locations. With regular fog and winds to deal with with, gardeners can rapidly transfer little containers indoors or to a more sunny or more location as the climate demands. Instead of investing in containers, hold to plastic or wooden crates and change them into planters that are tough.
Drill holes spaced around the underside of the crate to permit sufficient drainage. Wash the crate with water to eliminate any dirt or particles and disinfect it using a a combination of 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. Allow the crate to dry totally.
The whole area of wood crates with two coats of a water-proofing sealant, enabling the crate to dry between coats. Allow the crate to dry over-night.
Line the sides of crates with holes in the sides by stapling sheets of landscaping material to them using a heavy duty stapler. Lining the crate retains in while allowing excess water to drain soil.
Fill the crate to an inch under the the rim using a blend of equal parts potting soil, perlite and moistened peat moss. Water the soil combination before the leaks in the bottom and enable the soil to accept several minutes. Top the crate with an increase of soil mix and plant seedlings off in the same depth they were planted within their containers that were previous.