Veggie Crate Instant Gardens


Apple Crate Instant Veggie Garden

Our apple crates are a great way to get an instant veggie patch in your backyard or courtyard.

Looking for an instant veggie garden? Then our veggie crates are a perfect solution for you!

We can supply and help you set up apple crates as raised planter box veggie gardens. These crates are a standard 1.2 x 1.2 m wide and 60 cm deep (70 cm high in total). We can also supply a half sized crate ideal for smaller spaces and herb gardens. As they were originally built to hold apples, our crates are NOT treated with any harsh or dangerous chemicals, which could find their way into your produce. They are constructed from non-treated, Baltic pine, built to food industry standard and perfect for growing all manner of herbs and veggies. All our veggie crates come lined with black plastic as standard, to prolong the life span of the box. These crates are perfect if you want a low-maintenance, instant planting space. Great for renters, they are low-impact and can easily be taken with you when you move. They’re also great for people with mobility issues, as it raises the garden bed up, preventing the need to bend over. See below for available configurations and costing.

Looking for Better Value?

Apple crates are great for temporary veggie gardens. Unfortunately, the baltic pine is prone to rotting, especially if you sit them directly onto the soil. If you would like a much longer lasting, and better value veggie gardening solution, we recommend our Raised Cypress Veggie Garden Beds. Cypress sleepers are naturally resistant to termites and decay. This makes them ideal to use when landscaping. With no need for any chemical treatment, they are the safest and most sustainable option to use in the veggie patch.

For only a small increase in your investment, you can have a veggie patch that will last 10 to 15 years longer than an apple crate. Check out our Raised Cypress Veggie Garden Page for more details.

Full-Sized Veggie Crate Prices

These crates are a standard 120 x 120 cm wide and 60 cm high

Ready to Plant Veggie Crate

Leaf, Root & Fruit will install the lined crate and fill it with a richly composted, free draining soil. Then all you have to do is plant it out with delicious herbs and veggies: $515 each*

Planted Veggie Crate

Leaf, Root & Fruit will install the lined crate and fill it with a richly composted, free draining soil. Then we’ll plant it out with delicious, seasonal, herbs and veggies: $575 each*

*Delivery is not included in the cost

Half-Sized Veggie Crate Prices

Apple Crate Veggie Garden

Apple Half Crate Veggie Garden Bed on Castors, perfect for balconies!

Half crates are 120 x 60 cm wide and 60 cm high

Ready to Plant Half Crate

Leaf, Root & Fruit will install the lined crate and fill it with a richly composted, free draining soil. Then all you have to do is plant it out with delicious herbs and veggies: $500 each*

Planted Half Crate

Leaf, Root & Fruit will install the lined crate and fill it with a richly composted, free draining soil. Then we’ll plant it out with delicious, seasonal, herbs and veggies: $545 each*

* Delivery is not included in the cost

We can add heavy duty castors to the half crates to enable them to be moved around. Cost for this optional extra are $120

 Self-Watering, Veggie Crate Wicking Beds

Apple crates are great for converting into self-watering wicking beds. Designed to increase food production while using approximately 50% less water. Think of wicking beds as a giant self-watering plant pot. See our separate page for more information on how wicking beds work.

We can install our veggie crates fitted out as a wicking bed. Costs include all materials* and are as follows:

  • Full Sized Veggie Crate, fitted out as a wicking bed and ready for you to plant: $815 each
  • Full Sized Veggie Crate, fitted out as a wicking bed, planted out with seasonal herbs and veggies: $855 each
  • Half Sized Veggie Crate, fitted out as a wicking bed and ready for you to plant: $800 each
  • Half Sized Veggie Crate, fitted out as a wicking bed, planted out with seasonal herbs and veggies: $845 each

*Delivery is not included in the cost

Apple Crate Instant Veggie Garden with chilli plant

Apple Crates are perfect for growing herbs and veggies

Apple Crates make great raised veggie gardens

Apple Crates make great raised veggie gardens