Gardening Adventures / cedar planters

  • Lessons Learned From Planter Gardening This Season

    Lessons Learned From Planter Gardening This Season

    Gardening is a mix of science and art. It’s possible that you can carefully craft the perfect garden space with optimal soil nutrients, ideal sunlight, and a well-timed watering system and have nothing go as planned. Even the best gardeners experience challenges during the growing season, and sometimes they have complete garden fails. Gardening is a learning process for everyone, not just a product, which is part of the appeal. It’s also comforting for beginning gardeners to know that even the most experienced gardeners still have their obstacles to overcome. Many of the pros live by the philosophy, “If you’re...

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  • CedarCraft Protective Wood Oil

    CedarCraft Protective Wood Oil

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    Part of the allure of gardening with CedarCraft products is the ability to do so in a beautiful and environmentally sustainable way. Our cedar planters are beautiful on their own, but gardening is all about personalizing your own natural oasis. Garden design is based on personal aesthetic preferences for every individual gardener – from flowers, vegetables, to the style of the planters they reside in. We’ve introduced CedarCraft Protective Wood Oil Stains this summer to help give our gardeners the ability to add their own flair to their planters! CedarCraft Protective Wood Oil Stains are a semi-transparent stain designed to...

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  • Planting Your Garden

    Planting Your Garden

    The sun is shining, the grass is green, it’s time to get your hands dirty and plant your garden! Here are the things we've covered in other CedarCraft blog posts on what you need to know before you get those plants in your soil:   How much soil do you need and what kind of mix?  How to plan out your garden - considering square foot layout and companion planting How to keep critters out of your garden   Now it’s time to get the details on how to plant a plethora of fruits, herbs, and vegetables in your planters! If...

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  • Planning Your Garden

    Planning Your Garden

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    Gardening is a treasured hobby for many people. It’s a way to relax, spend time connected to the Earth, all while providing a moment to breathe in the aromas of soil and flowers. It’s also a way to become food-independent, allowing people to grow their fruits, vegetables, and herbs on their own – the way they want it grown. However, that’s not true for everyone! Gardening may seem intimidating to others, especially beginner gardeners who don’t have the years of hands-on experience. People who’ve never started their own garden often say they have a “black thumb” holding the perception that...

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  • How Much Soil Do You Need?

    How Much Soil Do You Need?

    Spring is here and it’s time to start getting your CedarCraft planters ready! You have them assembled and it was a snap. But now it comes down to the dirty work – filling them with soil. You may be wondering, how much soil do I need to fill this? You may have read our previous blog post on Soil 101 for container gardening. That post gave you some insights on why your container soil is so important for your garden planters and that you shouldn’t dig up dirt from your yard to fill your raised bed. This weekend our CedarCraft...

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  • Sustainable and Beautiful Cedar

    Sustainable and Beautiful Cedar

    There are a variety of reasons that people start a garden, but one of the big motivators is the sustainability that comes from growing your own vegetables. It’s both healthier for you and for our environmental impact. CedarCraft launched in 2014 with a mission to provide sustainably-crafted elevated garden planters for limited spaces and for gardeners who struggle to find an attractive, easy-to-assemble planter. Our elevated planters also help gardeners who struggle with bending down and offer an easy solution to protect herbs, flowers and vegetables from unwanted animals. Sustainability is important to us at CedarCraft. When the founder of...

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