During winter it's hard to grow your own veggies without them freezing to death. We still want our fresh vegetables but don't have a glass house to put them in, so I decided to build myself an indoor window box.
What you need:
Square section tin spouting
Untreated wood about 20mm thick
Step 1: Materials
I went along to a local building supply recycler and found a length of tin spouting. The spouting was about 130mm square, 1800mm long and made from colour steel which is tin with a baked on colour coating. The spouting cost me NZ $8.00.
After a look thru my wood pile I found some untreated 150x150x20mm timber for the ends of my window box.
Step 2: Assembly
Measure the inside of the spouting, across the bottom and up the sides.
Mark and cut two pieces of your untreated wood so they fit snugly in the ends of the spouting.
Pre-drill the spouting about 10mm in from the edge and put a bead of sealant along the edge. The sealant is simply to stop water leaking out around the ends onto my window sills.
Use wood screws to secure the ends of your window box on.
I used four self adhesive rubber feet on the bottom of the window box so the screws on the bottom dont scratch the window sill.
Step 3: All Done
Now its time to fill your window box with soil and plant some vegetables. I put my window box in a nice sunny window, after a few days I could see the lettuces had grown!!