do you do custom sizes and shapes?

absolutely. we've done triangles and hexagons and some weird parallelograms. just email us

what materials do you use for your products?

our planters are primarily cedar, a naturally resistant wood that holds up in the outdoors. we use redwood for our legs (also naturally resistant). our critter cover frames are made from redwood as well. these materials allow us to not use any chemically treated wood. the inside of all the planters are lined with landscape fabric to best hold the soil and water, while further protecting the wood.

where do you get your soil?

a very nice man named josé delivers a mountain of it to us every week or so from an organic composting facility deep in the san fernando valley. one of our customers recently called it "soil on steroids" because of how great their veggies were growing. their words, not mine. 100% organic.

do you deliver to me?

yes, yes we do. well, as long as you are in southern california.

do you ship to other states?

we are working on that! email us and we can try and work it out!

how fast can i get my stuff?

lead times are currently 2-3 weeks, with the longer end added if you get lots of add-ons.

can i pick up my order?

yes, but generally people underestimate the size of the boxes. additionally, if you are getting organic soil, all of our soil is delivered in containers that we take back after install. therefore, unless you bring your own containers, you can't pick up soil.

what's the difference between the two critter cover styles?

the first difference is aesthetic style. the covered wagon domes are just sexy, right? but wardrobe doors are sexy too. there are a few things to consider when choosing. covered wagon domes need space to hinge back when open. they are great for shorter plants like lettuces, carrots, potatoes, etc. the domes max out at 24" tall. not super tall, but you do get lots of style points. square cube wardrobe door style covers can be 36" or 48" tall (or even taller if you wanna go nuts [not literally nuts, but maybe pole beans?]). they are great for really tall and/or bushy plants since you don't have to open and close the lid around them.

can you build me a critter cover for an existing planter box?

absolutely. we just need exact outer dimensions. email us 

what's the difference between the two trellis materials?

cool right? we offer traditional metal wire trellises as well as manila (hemp) rope trellises. why? well, each has pros and cons. metal will last forever, won't wear out or break for a long long time. the only downside is if your trellis is in direct sunlight for many hours in the hot summer day, the metal can get super hot and possibly burn your plants. not an issue when the weather isn't scorching, but worth noting. 

hemp rope will last outside for a long time as well, not as long as metal, but still plenty. the main advantage is that it does not get hot in the sun. it might, however, need repair after a few seasons. the good news is you can very easily cut the rope to free your plants for a big harvest and then re-weave new rope in to start over, instead of battling with overly tangled vines in metal. and talk about "pinterest ready," am i right?

how does the irrigation system work?

the irrigation kit (in order) consists of a regulator (slows down the water pressure if necessary) + auto-watering timer + feeder tube + soaker hoses to distribute to the whole box. All you need to provide is a regular garden hose to connect to the planter box after the water timer. The regulator and timer go right on your spigot (or on a splitter if you want a free line available).


how long and how often should i run my water timer?

we recommend once a day in the early morning. a good rule of thumb is to turn the timer on and wait til you start seeing drainage underneath. then, subtract a minute from how long that took, and that's what your duration should be set to.

do you do larger irrigation installs?

ideally no.

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