Looking for a bit of help and guidance on how to build and operate your PlantBox? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. This handy guide is full of helpful tips and instructions and comes complete with photos and video!
How To Assemble A PlantBox
These boxes actually go together really easily, but when you get all of the parts out of the box it can be quite daunting.
That’s why I have broken down how to assemble a PlantBox into lots of little steps that you can follow along with, and of course, each step has an accompanying photo.
Watch The Video
If you would prefer to see a video of a PlantBox being assembled then I have just want you need below.
Step 1 – Lay Out Your Parts
It’s always best to lay out everything you need to assemble so you can make sure everything is present and accounted for before you start.
Step 2 – Clip On The Sides
We start by clipping on the two side pieces, there is a left-hand and a right-hand piece, the inside is what is visible in the photo below.
These pieces should be hooked over the top first then pressed at the bottom and they will click into place.
Step 3 – Add The Capillary Matting
Now we add the felt capillary matting that helps with the watering. Feed the shorter pieces of felt through the two plastic pieces that will form the bottom of our planter.
Place the two plastic rectangles into the bottom of the PlantBox. There are little plastic moulds in the bottom of the PlantBox which they sit on top of.
Then you lay the large piece of felt on top of these, pushing the two felt tabs down.
Step 4 – Add The Water Level Float
Add the yellow ball float now, this just slides in on the left-hand sand of the box. This little float will let us easily see the water level of the reservoir.
Step 5 – Add The Dividers
Slide these two little dividers in, one goes right in the middle and the other at the left-hand/ side where we just inserted the float.
Step 6 – Clip The Reservoir Cap In
There is a small plastic cap with holes in it that goes over the reservoir to help keep dirt and debris out. Just push down from the top until you hear it click into place.
How To Fix A PlatBox To A Wall
So now we have built our PlantBox it is time to attach it to a wall. I will be putting mine onto a wooden wall behind my house so will just be screwing it straight on.
If you are going into brick or stone then you will need to drill and plug the holes first or drill and use masonry screws.
Here is everything I used to get my PlantBox on the wall, pretty simple really, a drill, spirit level and some screws.
I created a quick video showing my friend Sam putting the boxes up on my wall.
How To Fill A PlantBox With Compost
This isn’t really a tricky step, you can just chuck all the compost in when you have assembled and fixed the PlantBox to your wall, I did this and did find it a little tough to get your hands in when it is fully assembled.
Because of this, I would advise that you fill a box with compost then add the next layer, fill it with compost then add the next layer etc.
That’s all there is to it really, our PlantBox is now ready to have plants added!