Should you line a vegetable TRUG?
line it with thick plastic as it’ll help the wood survive longer. I lined a large trough-shaped wicker basket with thick binbags ( rubble sack density) which I overlapped and stapled in. The overlaps allow for drainage. It stands on bricks to stop it getting too damp underneath and to deter ants.
Are Vegtrugs any good?
Adequate Quality. The fabric liner was simple to place inside the planter and held up well when soil was dumped into the container. The wood smelled really nice when I opened the box (it’s made out of “FSC-certified, sustainable, plantation-grown fir”) but it’s a little soft.
How do you build a raised garden trough?
- Step 1: Gather All of Your Supplies and Tools.
- Step 2: Cut Your Wooden Boards.
- Step 3: Sand Down the Corners and Edges of Your Wood.
- Step 4: Layout Your Planter.
- Step 5: Measure Your Drill Holes for Your Posts.
- Step 6: Drill Holes in Your Posts.
- Step 7: Screw in the Threaded Insert Nuts.
What do you fill VegTrug with?
What soil should I use in the VegTrug? We would recommend using a general purpose vegetable growing compost in the VegTrug. However, we would add a percentage (say 20%) of John Innes #3 mixed through the soil as this is heavier and will help maintain some moisture stopping the VegTrug from drying out.
Why are veg Trugs V shaped?
The VegTrug holds 7-8 bags of 60L compost, so there is certainly plenty of soil to play with, but the ‘V’ shape design means it requires less soil than a rectangular box. The height is also a deterrent to a number of pests, like the carrot fly, that will not soar to the height of the VegTrug.
Can I grow potatoes in a VegTrug?
You can grow a huge variety of crops, from carrots to sprouts, and what’s more, VegTrugs are not just for vegetables. They are also ideal for herbs, some small fruit such as strawberries and even potatoes can be grown in the deeper middle section!
What do you fill a VegTrug with?
How long do VegTrugs last?
We are confident the felt will last for one to two seasons. Replacement felts for the VegTrug Poppy are inexpensive and available in a variety of colours.
What grows best in a VegTrug?