Grow Your Own Food in This Modular Raised Garden Bed
Green thumbs have long extolled the value of raised garden beds for their weed-reducing and water-retaining abilities, not to mention their capacity for growing herbs and vegetables almost anywhere. “The main thing is that they help you get your plants off the ground. So if your conditions aren’t ideal for growing, you can create a nutrient-rich soil and compost blend,” says Brian Shaw, who co-founded Planted—a New York–based company that provides resources and materials for cultivating your own food, including seedlings sourced from small, family-owned farms—earlier this year with brand strategist Anna Schiller and designer Jake Matatyaou. There are just a couple of problems: Raised garden beds typically don’t offer much protection from pests or climate control, as greenhouses do, and changing the layout can be an onerous task. So, Planted decided to make a version of its own.