Here at the Square Foot Gardening (SFG) Foundation, we always look to help local communities. We noticed the Amish people have been heavily affected by the recent economy. Mel heard that their woodwork was exceptional and he found a great family who wanted to produce our SFG boxes. They have produced the best garden planters we have ever seen. As Mel has always taught - Children are womderful gardeners ! These boxes are made special just for them! Their smaller arm length can reach all the way in to the middle square. They will be able to proudly tend and nurture 9 plants in the 3x3 or 4 plants in the 2x2.
That's why we say there's nothing else on the market like them.
This particular box was Mel's unique design and our best-selling raised bed design - just like the 4x4 we have available for adults. All you do is drop the pin into the pre-drilled holes in each corner and you're done! You'll have a garden in just minutes that's ready to plant. This open bottom yard box is merely laid down on the ground. It also comes with weed fabric to cover the bottom. All you have to do is add Mel's Mix and you're ready to plant. It's just that easy!
We have two different colors for this box. The Red Cedar is absolutely pristine in both color and aroma. The white cedar is a stunning color that is very attractive. We also offer two different sizes:a 3'x3' for kids, and a 2'x2' for a unique layout. You'll be happy with any of these combinations, so pick what suits your family best.
These kits come with the following:
Take your box out of the bag immediately in order to avoid any mildew that may be caused by condensation. Then, you can safely set your box aside until you are ready to install.
Posted by Heather on 30th May 2013
My kids loved this, as well as I did! Lovely size for little ones, as well as myself, with my chronic back issues. Well made, 5 minute setup, and now we have a lovely veggie garden :) I recommend it highly!
Posted by Unknown on 7th May 2013
We ordered two of the Children's 3x3 planters. They arrived quickly, well-packed, and they look great. They came with everything we needed to make a perfect SFG. The cedar boards were so well made, they fit together perfectly and we had them out of the box and fully assembled in less than 5 minutes. Attention was paid to every detail including the little grommets that hold the grid together - perfect tightness so that the grid folds up neat and tidy when not in use. The weed sheet was a perfect measurement, everything came together just so.
I seriously debated on building my own boxes, but then it was suggested to me that the fun part would be gardening! I am so glad we ordered from the SFG store. You saved us a lot of time and effort dinging around, buying the right materials, and now we are ready to garden! (weather permitting).