November 23, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Eleanor’s Garden, inspired by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s 1943 White House Victory Garden, is a complete, compact, portable garden in a kit delivered to your door. Set up and planted in less than an hour, the kit contains a Quick-Start Guide, a 24” x 24” x 7″ garden bed with legs, square foot dividers, a complete drainage system, special soil mix, vegetable seeds, and a watering cup.
With the container gardening bed’s drainage system, excess water follows the path of least resistance and percolates down through the drain mat, flowing out the drainage ports. The beds can be connected with drainage connectors and the water can be recycled from the final drain spout. Two square foot dividers provide a total of four individual square feet of gardening space. Constructed of durable, lightweight plastic, the beds can be moved for optimal positioning on a terrace, rooftop, patio, balcony, or other small space.
The kits will be available in 2010.