There is no doubt that we will see many more sub-irrigated raised beds and planter boxes in the future. It is an idea whose time has come.
Plant to eat local
Dan "Dick" Larsen, a local maker of custom cabinets, says he's trying to start a vegetable revolution. Larsen builds and sells 4-by-2-foot cedar planters with a sub-irrigation system that waters plants from the bottom. The reservoir is replenished as needed, so planters could sit for a week untended -- nice for cabin owners. You can choose pre-sown seeds for each of the three containers, or plant your own. The Cabbage Patch Gardens are built in northeast Minneapolis and delivered to the customer's front door in the metro area and western Wisconsin. Cost is $129.99 per planter. For more info, visit www.cabbage patchgarden.com.