Making cedar boxes is a great way to have a gorgeous looking planter box. The only problem is that cedar is kind of expensive. A 1×8 cedar board is about 2 dollars a linear foot where I am at. Instead of doing a whole box, I just outlined a cheap plastic tub.
This ended up being cheaper and way faster to put together. The added bonus is that I don’t have any wet dirt sitting against the cedar, and it doesn’t hold any weight. I expect this box setup to last a lot longer than any of my other cedar planters. Doing this with a large yet shallow box would really reap a lot of benefits. Under-bed plastic tubs for example. Don’t forget to drill a few holes in the plastic tub
The only drawback is that you can see a bit of the plastic where this one is sitting. Thankfully the wildflower mix I planted a few weeks ago is starting to work some coverup magic.
For no apparent reason here is a tiny frog I found on my pepper plant a few days ago. Hard to tell scale in this, but he/she is well under an inch long.