Step 3: Helpful Hints
I also add earth worms to the boxes every time it rains and I see them on the ground (every little bit helps).
I have also found that I can plant lettuce and cold weather veggies early on and then plant tomatoes and such in mid-May in the same box. By the time the cold weather veggies are spent, the tomatoes have a good start.
As you can see from the pictures, I like to use the plastic domes to help give the pants a jump start. They work very well.
I also like to add Marigolds as they are supposed to keep some insects away and I like the way they look and smell. This is something my Grandfather always did so I do too.