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This planter is simple and easy to build.  It is a good project to do with a child.  You need only a 1X8X10’ board to begin.

Cut the board as follows:

You end up with:

Sides (2) 23” on top 19” on bottom

Ends (2) 9.25” on top, 7.25” on bottom

Bottom 18”

2 supports 8.75 long 1.8 “ wide

2 handles 8.75 long 1.8” wide

Attach sides to one end.  Make sure the smaller dimension of each piece is at the bottom.




Attach the other end to the sides.

Attach bottom and two supports to bottom of box.

Attach handles to each side and fill the box with potting soil and plants.




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Keep Some Birds Away

When you have worked very hard to grow your grapes, fruits and vegetables, it's hard to not be bothered when birds come in and take the best of everything!

A few tricks that work well are: netting over grapes, mylar strips tied to branches of your fruit trees, even blow up owls work.

If you use a blow up owl, or scarecrow, keep in mind to move them every few days so they appear to "move." Othewise the birds get wise fast and they are no good.


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