Wouldn’t you love to eat fresh vegetables and herbs every day right from your own garden? Now you can, and it doesn’t matter if you live in a rural area or a city. These raised plant beds create the ideal soil environment for growing plants of all kinds. Best of all, they’re composed entirely of recycled plastic.
Every time you buy something made of plastic, you feel a little guilty. Just how long will this product—along with the countless other plastic items you own—be around? Well, now there’s a garden accessory that makes good use of the plastic that’s already out there. Practiplant portable eco raised beds are eco-friendly plant beds that consist of 100% mixed recycled plastic waste. They also help you grow organic fruits and vegetables, whether you live in the country or a city.
Practiplants are large, rectangular planting boxes that give you the space you need to grow organic herbs and vegetables. They feature a raised design that provides benefits to the plants as they grow. They also, of course, are completely made of recycled plastic. According to this project’s Kickstarter page, plastic could be one of the world’s most useful materials because of its durable, flexible, and formable qualities. Sadly, much of the plastic we use never gets a second chance at becoming something new. For this reason, Practiplant’s creator chose 100% recycled plastic as the material for this product.
Take back the plastic that’s polluting our Earth
There’s a lot of plastic in places where it shouldn’t be. National Geographic writes that of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic that has been produced since 1950, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. That’s far too much, by anyone’s standards. But plastic, Praticplant’s Kickstarter page notes, is actually a handy material if only we reused it consistently. So that’s exactly what these eco-friendly plant beds aim to do. In fact, they are made with mixed plastics. This is quite a feat since, typically, one of the basic recycling rules requires that plastics be separated into types. So producing a recycled plastic in this way eliminates an extensive amount of work. It’s a new technology that could be a step in the right direction as we aim to make our use of plastic more sustainable.
Avoid the pesticides of bulk-grown produce
We all know that most fruits and vegetables grown in bulk get doused with chemicals. This farming technique helps ward off bugs, disease, and helps the plants grow. Unfortunately, these chemicals have their side effects on the environment. To avoid them, says the maker of Practiplant, one of the best things you can do is grow your own herbs and veggies. When you cultivate your own produce, it’s possible to control your crop’s quality without the use of pesticides.
Enjoy healthier fruits and veggies with these portable raised beds
Another benefit to growing your own fruits and vegetables is the nutrition factor. Practiplant‘s Kickstarter page writes that you’ll get more nutritional benefits from your produce if you consume it at its peak ripeness and within a few hours after picking it. So when you have these eco-friendly plant beds, you’ll always be just steps away from healthy veggies. The food you grow in these raised beds is something you be proud to give to your family and children since you know exactly what went into growing them.
Why raised beds?
So why exactly should you choose raised beds to grow your plants when you likely have some pots around the house or an empty flower bed in your yard? According to Practiplant’s inventor, raised beds offer several benefits compared to traditional planting. It gives you the ability to use the soil you choose rather than soil that’s in your garden, which might be rocky or low in nutrients. Plants grown in a raised bed also have fewer weeds to fight and better water retention, drainage, and temperature. So there are quite a few good reasons to use this portable plant bed. And if you don’t have a particularly green thumb but still wish you could have a garden, these raised beds could be just what you need.
Choose a raised plant bed that’s easy to set up
Don’t worry; you won’t need to drag out your toolbox to construct these eco-friendly plant beds. They’re easy to assemble and only take a few minutes to set up. You’ll also be happy to know that these garden gadgets require no maintenance, unlike wooden plant boxes, which need to be stripped and repainted regularly. Finally, the plastic material makes this product pretty durable. Your Practiplants should last five times longer than a wooden raised bed.
Take these recycled plastic raised beds to a new location
Practiplant’s company rightly points out that plants don’t grow on water alone. Sometimes you need to change your plant’s location for better sunlight or warmer temperatures. Luckily, these eco-friendly plant beds are portable, so you can easily carry them to a different spot in your backyard or move them into your garage on a night when you’re expecting frost.
Get a growing frame for tall plants
Plants like tomatoes and blackberries need physical support to grow. That’s why the makers of Practiplant also provide you with the growing frame. It gives eggplants, beans, peas, and others the strength they need as they grow taller. It also gives you flexibility as a gardener since you’ll be able to grow a wider variety of plants, rather than those that stay short.
The Practiplant portable eco raised beds are a great solution for anyone interested in gardening and looking to reduce their footprint on the planet. And the technology that the company uses to transform mixed plastics into usable material is extraordinary. What’s more, these plant beds are designed to facilitate plant growth, making it easier than ever for you to grow your favorite veggies and herbs at home.
The Praciplant portable eco raised beds cost $199.86, and you can preorder them on Kickstarter. What are your favorite sustainable products? Let us know about them in the comments.