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18 Sep 2017
Window Box Vegetable Garden

 

UBBA HN9ers! Yeah so we're kicking back to our #HN9 roots this week as it is Heritage Month here in South Africa.

 

So since we're running with the #HecticHeritage theme in the #HN9Headquarters, we thought why not get our hands dirty AND kick it way back to our roots!(Literally) as we make our very own window box veggie garden AND learn which plants are good or bad for us to eat hey(no "oops" vibes this Spring season!)

 

Yeah, you can join us too #UBBAFan. Yaaay! now let's get into what you'll need to make YOUR own window box vegetable garden.

 

 

What You Need:

  • Window Box/Wooden Crate/Plastic Crate
  • Lettuce Seeds
  • Soil (The soil should be soaked in water and left to dry until slightly moist) Grass clippings, Paper, Teabags, and Eggshells)
  • Compost (which we learn how to make last week and can be a mixture of autumn leaves, Grass clippings, Paper, Teabags, and Eggshells)
  • Water

 

 

Method:

  • Spread the potting soil into the window box evenly, adding in a couple handfuls of compost if you have it.
  • Tap the box on a table a few times to settle the soil. Fill the box almost to the top.
  • Make 4-5cm deep holes in your planter.
  • Drop the seeds in, cover with more soil.
  • Spacing is very important in a window box, as there isn’t much of it – make sure seeds are about 5cm from the edge of the box
  • Once your seeds are planted, give them a good drink of water, then you get to sit around for a while, twiddling your thumbs and waiting
  • for something to happen.During this time make sure the soil is moist but not soggy. Before you know it, little seedlings will be popping out of the soil and reaching for
  • the sky.
  • Thin out the seedlings by snipping the weaklings with scissors.
  • In the space of 3-5 days, you should have a healthy set of seedlings.
  • If you’re growing out of a potted plant or movable planter, make sure to rotate the seedlings so they get consistent sunlight.

 

Now all you need to do is monitor the growth and keep watering those growing babies.

Enjoyed making our #UBBA DIY? Let us know below using #HecticHeritage

 

 

 
 
 

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