In this troubled economy, we have worked tirelessly to keep costs down on production of products, labor, energy, and shipping costs, while maintaining the highest quality products for our customers. Not only do our new boxes perform better, look great, and lower costs, but two charitable organizations – a women's shelter and a men's shelter -- also benefit! So you can feel "triple good" about purchasing boxes and products from SFGF. SFGF has teamed up with the Christ Central Bethel Recovery House, an organization dedicated to rehabilitating men who are out of work, to build our garden planters. The Bethel House has a 35-year reputation in woodworking and helping their local community.
This particular box was Mel's unique design and is our best-selling garden planter box. He designed it so that all you have to 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 offer three different sizes: a 4'x4' for adults ($74.99), a 3'x3' for kids ($69.99), and a 4'x2' for a unique layout ($64.99). You'll be happy with any of these combinations, so pick what suits your family best.
These kits come with the following:
During the months from August to November, all garden boxes are made to order and will take 2-3 weeks for delivery.
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 Unknown on 24th May 2013
Product was packed well, all pieces in the kit were received, and went together with no problem. However, after paying $33.52 for shipping and handling I expected the package to be delivered to my address...I didn't know I would have to go to the local post office to pick it up. For this reason, I would not order from your site again.
NOTE FROM SFG
Wow thank you for the review - we had not idea it would not be delivered to your home either. We would never have known had you not told us. We will look into why it was handled this way. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience this must have caused. Please accept our apology on behalf of SFG and the USPS. If you could email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we can look up your order and try to track this down.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Apr 2013
I loved the fact that I had this garden bed out of the box and put together in a matter of five minutes! So easy, I had it filled with Mel's Mix and my first seeds planted within an hour!
Posted by Rick Ritchie on 30th Jul 2012
I'd have given it 5 stars but I was always of the opinion (I purchased Mel's first book in the mid 80's, his second about 4 years ago)that the INTERIOR dimensions of the box needed to be exactly 4' x 4' to give you true 1' x 1' squares with a thin grid. I re-read his second book and it does not state this. I would have thought for the cost of an extra 2" of board he would have required those dimensions.