Stephen Chilcott shares with Home Farmer his plans for making a three-tier planter. An ideal solution when space is short.
Planters filled with loose, friable earth, packed with nutritious compost should mean that roots plunge downwards and plants can be packed in close together for good weed-suppression and mutual support.
For the planters:
(Use tanalised timber throughout)
Green Gravel Board:
9 x 1.83m lengths @ 22mm x 150mm
For the Frame:
3 x 3.6m lengths @ 22mm x 100mm
4 x 1.2m lengths @ 31mm x 31mm
Half a box (approx) of ‘superdrive’ screws:
Dimension of planters: 940mm x 600mm x 300mm
Gap between planters: 240mm
Footprint: 1,250mm x 1,000mm