Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Materials: Bygel Utility Cart, 1 square foot of screening, drill or x-acto knife, potting soil, seeds
Description: I saw this really neat cart online called a food map container. I loved the idea, but not the price. Here's my version:
1. Assemble Bygel Utility Cart as per the included instructions.
2. Remove lid from the top of the cart and reposition to the middle of the cart.
3. Remove the top tray and drill about 6 small holes in the bottom of the tray for drainage. For those who shy away from power tools, a sturdy X-Acto knife and some muscle will do the trick. Space the holes apart fairly evenly and make sure there are at least a couple holes on each side of the tray divider.
4. Trim a piece of screening to fit the inside of the tray, or any other material that will keep dirt from spilling out, but let water drain through it. Lay this down in the bottom of the tray to cover the holes.
5. Fill the tray up with potting soil, plant your seeds, and watch them grow!
NOTE: I used this as an herb garden, but if you want to plant larger things you may need to swap out the plastic tray for something deeper.
See more of the garden cart.
~ Lee Ann Smyth, Ontario, Canada