Courtyard Wicking Planter for Deck
This was a second project for a vegan couple in Bangor. They wanted to grow herbs within easy reach of the kitchen and make use of a suntrap outside a window on their deck.
Our courtyard planters are perfect for decks, balconies and other hard surfaces. We built this one at 65cm high instead of the usual 85cm to avoid blocking out the window; still a good height to avoid most bending though.
Being self watering, herbs thrive in these planters - they are suitable for lemongrass, chilli, sage, oregano, mint, basil, coriander and most other herbs and spices that can grow in the Australian temperate climate.
Being a vegan customer, we were careful to use no animal by-products in the soil mix and made extensive use of seaweed and plant based fertilisers.