Window Garden Planter

Utilizing Rubbermaid containers for planters



Rubbermaid Roughneck Hi-Top 54-Gallon Storage Box

Product Height (in.) : 21.5
Product Length (in.) : 42.5 in
Product Width (in.) : 18.6 in

Model # FG3A05H2MICBL

Store SKU # 801975

Price $20 each

Home Depot has them here


This setup utilized 6 containers and 20 bags of potting soil place in front of a large south facing window


For drainage use a 1/4 inch drill in these locations


This rubbermaid container works ideal in these locations so the water does not pool at the bottom


The lid then works as a perfect drain pan


Fits perfectly underneath the planter


Each container held 3 1/3 bags of 1.5 cu ft of potting soil


The handles have holes so you want to be just below the handles


Planters now ready to be planted with seeds



Each planter now has approximately 11 to 12 inches depth of soil

Plant seeds in 3 rows 5 inches apart (20 inch width divided by 4 sections equals 5 inches)



Results from planting on 03-11-2011













Ready to eat