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How to Plant

Instructions to get growing with GardenSoxx.

GardenSoxx mesh technology makes planting quick and easy. Plant plugs, seeds, or bare root, following standard planting principles, without any digging or prep-work.

Step 1

Cut a small hole in the GardenSoxx mesh, approximately the size of the plug or root mass of the plant. Slice with a knife, or pinch and cut with scissors.

GardenSoxx set up backyard garden

Step 2

Make a hole in the growing media deep enough for your plant. Follow recommended planting depths for plants and seeds.

GardenSoxx set up backyard garden

Step 3

Place the plug or seeds into the hole and cover the plug or roots completely. Lightly pat the growing media around the plant.

GardenSoxx planting a backyard garden

GardenSoxx Planting Tips

  • Cut holes about 2-3 inches wide. The hole will expand allowing plenty of space for seeds or plugs to grow.
  • The mesh will not unravel if the hole rips or tears.
  • Follow the planting guide for recommended plant spacing.
  • If a drip irrigation kit will be installed, cut a hole at the top of each end of the GardenSoxx.
  • Topically water GardenSoxx thoroughly before planting, and immediately afterwards.
  • Make a small indentation or groove across the top of the GardenSoxx to help the water reach your plants.

Average Yields Using GardenSoxx

GardenSoxx produce a high yield per square foot of growing space. On average, one 2-ft GardenSoxx can produce up to 6-10 lbs of produce per season. This average includes plants of different weights, such as lettuce and tomatoes, so actual yield will vary based on plant selection. Based on these averages, a 4-ft x 8-ft garden may produce up to 96-160 lbs of produce.


GardenSoxx Planting Guide: Maximize your garden space. 

GardenSoxx can be planted more densely than other methods, because the combination of GardenSoxx mesh and high quality compost provides the best growing conditions for your plants. The number of plants that can be placed in a GardenSoxx greatly varies depending on what type of plants are desired. Some plants, like zucchini, need a lot of space to grow, and other plants, like lettuce, can be planted more densely.

GardenSoxx planting guide diagram garden yields


A - Large Plants

1-2 plants per 2' of GardenSoxx

Examples include:

  • Broccoli/Cauliflower/Cabbage
  • Cucumbers
  • Gourds
  • Melons
  • Pumpkins
  • Squash
  • Zucchini

B – Medium Plants

2-4 plants per 2' of GardenSoxx

Examples include:

  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes

C – Small Plants

6-8 plants per 2-ft GardenSoxx

Examples Include:

  • Beans
  • Greens/Lettuce
  • Flowers
  • Herbs
  • Leeks
  • Peas
  • Strawberries