Growing herbs and vegetables in corten planters

Corten steel planters are great for container gardening.  They can be used in areas such as rooftops or patios to create herb and vegetable gardens.  Also, they are ideal for utilizing space along the fence to plant herbs and vegetables.  The area along my fence receives only a couple of hours of direct sun light a day, so I selected shade-tolerant greens: arugula, kale and kohlrabi.   I placed my corten steel planters (16”x46”x16”) along the fence.  I set the planters on top of grey concrete blocks, which allows the planter to sit higher off the ground so I don’t have to bend down as much, and also keeps the planter bottom from being buried in the ground.  I am very happy with how well things are growing in my planters this year.  I have been enjoying some delicious fresh salad.

 

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