Introduction: Easy Release Transfer Planter
Digging a plant out of a pot to transplant into your garden is hard on the root system and sets the growth back for days. This is a planter that will transfer plant and soil with less harm to the roots.
Step 1: Permanent Sides
Cut three boards 8 inches by 8 inches. They can be any size. I chose 8 x 8 because my spade fits nicely in the interior for easy removal.
Dado three sides on two of the boards and one side on the third board. These three pieces will be the permanent sides of the planter.
Step 2: Bottom and Removable Front
Cut the front 8 inches by 7 3/8 inches. (This project uses 5/8 plywood)
Cut the bottom 8 inches by 7 3/4 inches.
Glue and nail the three permanent sides and the bottom together.
Step 3: Front
Put the front into place and drill two hole in from each side, the size of the nail you will use. Place nails into the holes to hold the front in place.
Step 4: Glue Interior
Cut up a crazy carpet or other hard plastic material to cover the interior. Use contact cement to glue the crazy carpet into place. Make sure the front is a separate piece.
Step 5: Plant
Put your soil and plant into the planter. When it is ready to be transferred to the garden, water it, remove the nails and the front, then slide it into the hole you've dug for it.