Installing Seed Haven
Seed Haven can be installed individually or in groups anywhere in your landscape.
The generous size (32" L x 11.5" W x 4.5" H (81.3 x 29.2 x 11.5 cm) can accommodate most vegetables and herbs.
Manufactured in Stittsville, Ontario, Seed Haven is made of sturdy UV stabilized ABS plastic containing no BPAs. Designed to last for many years, the average person can stand on Seed Haven without damaging it.
1. Choose locations and prepare the soil
Careful soil preparation is essential for successful vegetable and herb gardening. Soil should be the consistency of chocolate cake - not too gooey nor too sandy. Soil preparation is the key to successful vegetable gardening.
Seed Haven is installed directly into your soil so even root crops can be grown. It is not necessary to leave large empty spaces between Seed Havens unless harvesting would be difficult or crops require it.
2. Remove stakes included with each Seed Haven
Hold down stakes are attached to the bottom rail and are easily detached. Turn Seed Haven upside down and place it on a flat surface. Carefully bend the studs holding the stakes to the bottom rail and they will snap off. Then remove the remaining stud from each stake the same way.
3. Install in your gardens
Make small troughs the width and length of Seed Haven and about 25-40 mm (1-1 1/2 in) deep. Set Seed Haven in the trough. Insert the four stakes into the corner holes at a slight outward angle. Pack the soil firmly around the outside and put soil on the inside level with the outside soil. Be sure there are no gaps along the sides where pests can crawl in. Even tiny gaps will let in juvenile pests.
4. Plant seeds and transplants
The inside bottom rail is covered by soil at this point so please take its location into account. Staying 4 - 5 cm (1.5-2 in) from the side will be fine.
5. Grow, harvest and enjoy your fresh produce
In many locations, Seed Haven gardens may require less watering because the walls capture nourishing rainwater that would otherwise drain away. White walls concentrate sunlight on seedlings encouraging them to grow faster and protecting them from drying wind.