Published on May 14th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker8
Grow with these ideas
Materials: transparent Samla box 53x37x12, peat rich in organic matter, vegetable seedlings
Description: Do you want to grow your own fresh salad in your balcony? It’s much more simple than you thought. You just need ground and seedlings!
Fill the samla box with soil, plant the seedlings and water well! In a month your lettuce and fresh onions are ready to eat! Have fun and bon appetite!
See more of the Samla planter.
~ Emilia Rodopoulou, Thessaloniki, Greece
Applaro Garden Planter Box
Materials: Ikea Applaro Storage Bench, Staple gun, Black 3.5mil or higher plastic
Description: Put the Applaro storage bench together.
You can also use the larger one (the one with wheels if you need more space).
Lay in the black plastic sheeting (Got in the paint section of home depot, essentially a drop cloth). Staple down to insides of storage bench. Poke drainage holes on the bottom.
Add dirt and plants and you’re finished. I’m currently using the lids as floor mats in the house.
If you are worried about the weather beating this up, you can add varnish to the wood which Ikea I think sells as well.
~ Robert Evans, San Francisco, CA