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Build Your Own Cascading DIY Planter Box


Amy’s first step was to build a large planter box out of pallets. With her DIY planter box ready to go, she began documenting the progress of her wave petunias, hoping for a jaw-dropping bloom. And that’s exactly what she got five months later…

First, you’ll need a planter box. This one is made mostly from pallet wood.

First,

“I used a 2 hole saw to drill holes for the petunias, spacing the holes about every 6 or so.”

Now the fun part… planting the flowers!

Now

“These flowers are Wave petunias that I got at Costco, you can also rotate the flowers between regular, cascade and wave petunias.

You need good potting mix and you need to add moist soil to help retain water. I put a layer of weed guard down on the bottom, because I had a few holes.”

Add the first row of flowers, then cover with soil.

Add

Use packing peanuts as filler, placing them in the far back.

Use

Add the third row of flowers, fill with dirt and plant flowers on top. April 13 first planted.

Add

You need to water the flowers everyday, the holes let the dirt get dry. I usually water until the water leaks from the lower holes. I also fertilize 1/week.

May 20: Starting to grow…

May

June 6: Filling in nicely…

June

July 24: Little set back…

July

“It was the really hot part of the summer and the foliage was very green and pretty, but no flowers. Realized I needed to spray for bugs and the flowers came back.”

August 24: Looking good…

August

September 29: Amazing!

September

“Sprayed it for bugs one last time, and one week later it looked amazing! Here is the result of the flower box in late September, gorgeous!”

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