How to Plant in Carboard Boxes inside Garden Bed

Aviatrix4March 27, 2014

Hello,

I have a raised garden bed in my yard that is completely overrun with weeds. I also have absolutely no experience planting anything. I would love to plant a vegetable garden this year, but am reading that I should have done the whole weeding/cardboard over the weeds thing back in the Fall.

Now I fear I'm too late to get this soil up to par for veggies come Spring. My question is this: Can I plant veggies in cardboard boxes and just lay them inside the garden bed? Of course I would manually pull any weeds in the bed first. Maybe put a layer of cardboard and then the boxes on top of that? Has anyone done anything similar to this with success? Any tips or help would be appreciated!

Thanks.

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phyllis__mn

A friend did exactly that. She had the conventional garden, but wanted to try this anyway, with a couple of tomato plants. It worked very well.

You might like to explore straw bale gardening.....my DD had a huge crop of cukes, tomatoes, squash, flowers, peppers, etc. on her two bales last year.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 9:56AM
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phyllis__mn

A friend did exactly that. She had the conventional garden, but wanted to try this anyway, with a couple of tomato plants. It worked very well.

You might like to explore straw bale gardening.....my DD had a huge crop of cukes, tomatoes, squash, flowers, peppers, etc. on her two bales last year.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 9:57AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

How many sqr-ft of garden area are we talking about?

One way to deal with weeds is HOEING. The next is pulling and yet another one is mulching (Black plastic, eg).

I always amend a bit and turn my garden beds in the spring before planting anything in them. So this takes care of the weeds

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 11:04AM
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