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Accessories, Gear and DIY Materials for Your Planty Garden

We've developed a lot of products over the years. We think they're super handy :-). And we're not alone.

Sometimes we built them out of pure frustration: The gardening products we could find in the garden centers were quickly broken, ugly, awkward to use, etc. Sometimes we built them because they didn't exist yet.

We also sell a few individual items that are in high demand: loose nets for trellis frames, grids (MM-Rastersets) and Chicago screws for making your own grids. 

Planty Gardening Accessories

Pre-sow gear:
To pre-sow your summer vegetables, the seeds need a mixture of half pre-sowing vermiculite and half MM-Mix.

The pre-sowing vermiculite comes in 6 L bags. This material makes your mixture airy and retains moisture well: exactly what seeds need to germinate.

We also offer special air pots (aka net pots). You'll see your seedlings will grow better and faster in MM-Airpots than in ordinary pots. The holes in the sides encourage the plant to produce new roots, giving it a strong and healthy root system.

Tip: Avoid toilet paper rolls and peat pots! They get moldy easily and your seedlings won't grow as well in them.

Plant labels with marker:
Most plant labels you can buy in the store are small, break easily, and just don't look that nice. So, we made some ourselves. It's made from the same material we use for the grids (MM-Rasters).

The plastic material is resistant to heat, sun, moisture and cold and is easy to clean. And it lasts forever. Our labels are large, easy to read, and sturdy. We also provide a waterproof marker with them.

MM-Klimrek: Ironclad trellis for climbing plants 

Climbing vegetables and tall plants need a vertical climbing frame. Ours is made of sturdy scaffolding pipes with cast iron connectors and brackets. And includes a super handy net.

Protection against the cold

Our fleece crop cover - the MM-Muts - is made to extend the vegetable gardening season: it allows you to start earlier and grow longer. In early spring, the MM-Muts helps warm up the soil mix in your garden box sooner. That means your early vegetables to come up even earlier. In the fall and winter, it protects your plants from cold. It's also really easy to use thanks to the elastic band along the edges.  It fits like a shower cap: snug, but not too snug. You can pull it on and off your garden box with out a hitch.

Gardening tools

You don't need many tools in a Planty Garden. A shovel? Forget it. A trowel and hand rake are plenty. Ours are beautiful, durable and long-lasting. 

Most trowels break down quickly or rust away. The scoop is usually pretty narrow and ends in a point. That means its easy to punch through your weed met. 

The scoop on our trowel (MM-Schepje) is nice and wide and has a rounded blade made from stainless steel. Try it and you won't want to use anything else. Our garden claw (MM-Harkje) is made of the same material.  

A garden claw may not be 100% necessary, but it can be helpful when you're loosening and fluffing your mix. Same for adding and mixing in your MM-Plantfood, raking out any remaining roots and removing weeds after the winter. 

DIY materials

For the hard core do-it-yourselfer, we offer a few service products that you can't get in stores.

A net for your trellis

We have a black net specially made for our MM-Klimrek trellis. We also sell it separately. It's made of UV-resistant nylon, so it'll last a long time. Weather resistant.

Size-wise, it's 120x180 cm. And the mesh are spaced out at 10 x 10 cm: So you can easily fit your hand through them to guide your greens. Than there's still enough net for your plants to cling onto or wind around.

Grid set (MM-Rasterset) with weed mat

A vegetable garden without a grid is not a Planty Garden. Period. 

With the grid you divide your garden boxes into sections so each type of vegetable has its own patch. 

The anti-weed fabric in the mat stops weeds from growing into your garden box from below. That means little to no weeding.