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Garden planter boxThis garden box supply list is a part of the Alabama Extension Grow More, Give More project.

  • 20″×24″ grow box/self-watering planter
  • Two 25-quart bags potting soil mix
  • Plastic mulch cover included in some retail kits or an organic mulch (bark, straw, etc.) to conserve soil moisture
  • 1 pound bag gypsum (1⁄2 cup per plant in summer garden)
  • 1⁄2 to 1 pound bag granular fertilizer for vegetable gardens (use according to label)
  • Insecticidal soap (for soft-bodied insects)
  • Bt dust or spray (organic sourced insecticide for controlling caterpillars, aka worms)
  • Fungicide (fungal plant diseases can seriously impact plant health)
  • Sturdy tomato cage, twine, or other way to support large or climbing plants

Seeds or transplants for early spring and late summer planting (mature plants cannot tolerate high heat): beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, lettuce, mustard greens, radishes, spinach, and turnips

Seeds or transplants for late spring and summer planting (cannot tolerate frost): cucumber, eggplant, peppers, tomato, and zucchini

Check “The Alabama Vegetable Gardener” at www.aces.edu for a complete listing of crops and planting dates.

Helpful tools include:

• hose, nozzle, or watering can to transport water to garden area • gardening gloves
• hand trowel
• hand cultivator



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Bethany O’Rear, Regional Extension Agent, Home Grounds, Gardens, and Home Pests, Auburn University

Reviewed May 2022, Garden Box Supply List, ANR-2665

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