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GROW BOX PROJECT

THE UNIVERSITY OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO PROBLEM SOLVING


PROJECT
INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this project is to decrease the foreign exchange and to help the
community save money by consuming locally produced food items. The
implementation of a home vegetable garden can help with savings not only for
the economy but for individuals and families alike.
THE SOLUTION: HOME GARDENS
HOME GARDENS
Home Gardens can be described as a mixed cropping system that encompasses
vegetables, fruits and herbs.

It is very simple to start a home garden and all you need to get started is good
soil and plants.
WHY HAVE HOME GARDENING
TYPES OF VEGETABLE HOME GARDENING
SYSTEMS

Beer Case Gardening A Frame Gardening


BEER CASE DESIGN
Setting up Beer Case design
Locate Beer Cases
Fill cases with soil mixture
Stack Cases
Place Plants in the cases

Types of Plants that are suitable:


Vegetable Plants
Trees
Flowering Plants
A FRAME DESIGN
SOIL MIXTURE
TYPES OF PLANTS
Here are some of the vegetables you can plant:

Tomatoes Strawberries

Lettuce Kale

Celery
HOW TO BEGIN ?

4 easy steps to start your very own home garden :

1. Look at your sun availability


2. Look at the space you have
3. Consider your watering needs
4. Plant your own garden
HOW TO BEGIN ?

Look at the space you have


Examine the space you have to work with and decide what garden
you can use.

vertical or container gardens ?

Note #1: You dont need a lot of space to grow a garden .


HOW TO BEGIN ?
Consider your watering needs
It is very important to analyze how are you
going to water your plants before you actually
begin to plant.
HOW TO BEGIN ?
Plant your own Garden

Once steps 1- 2 are done now its time to plant

Note #2: Try planting from scratch with seeds rather than buying established
plants from a store. Youll save a lot of money this way, although this does
require more work.
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SEEDLINGS AND
VEGETABLES ?
First, get the plant in direct sunlight if at all possible.

Stop watering until the surface is very dry.

Stir the top of the soil without disturbing the roots.

Increase room air circulation. You can gently blow air on your plant trays with
a small fan.

Use fully composted yard waste.

Apply the correct fertilizer


KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR bugs-insect damage to plants .

Plant disease-resistant varieties

Prune damaged limbs at the right time

Water properly

Dont crowd plants

EXAMINE PLANTS CAREFULLY BEFORE BUYING


GOOD ROOTS BAD ROOTS
HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN FOREIGN
PLANTS ?
MATERIAL COSTS
The A frame design

Materials used- 6 lengths white pine -$210


2 lengths of guttering -$330
1 length 2x4 -$80
1 length 2x2 -$40
1 Pack of 2 gypsum screws -$20
1 Pack of 3 gypsum screws -$38
2 lengths pvc -$
PVC fittings -$
The Beer Case Design - $0

Soil

Fertilizer-

Plants strawberries

lettuce-

Tomatoes

Kale

Celery
ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS
Instead of using the beer cases. These are some substitute
materials that can be used.

Barrel Design Tank Design


ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS
Instead of using the PVC and wood for the A-Frame Design, the following material
can be used.

Bamboo Design Pallet Design Plastic Bottle Design


Thank You All For Listening!!!!!!!

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