The top hat sits on top of soil in Square Foot Garden and allows for an additional four inches of growing depth to facilitate growing longer rooted plans such as carrots, parsnips and rutabagas. This handcrafted in the USA Top Hat made of pine is a box frame that you place right in your square foot gardent. Use it to plant your winter crop of carrots and then use it in the spring for potatoes. It can also be used to plant leeks.



Length is 11.5"

Width is 11.5"

Depth is 4.25"


Planting With The Top Hat

Plant your carrots and potatoes in a 6" deep box using our Top Hat! Root crops such as potatoes and carrots need deep soil to grow. Instead of digging down as in most gardening methods, we take the easy way and build up with the SFG Top Hat.


Growing Potatoes

Potatoes grow upwards, rather than downwards like most plants. Put 4 inches of SFG soil in the square you want to use and 2 inches of pure compost on the top. Plant the potatoes according to the proper spacing in those 2" of compost. When they grow 1" above the surface, you place the Top Hat on top of the square and add 2" of soil. When they grow another 1" above the soil, do it again.


Large Carrots

If you want to grow carrots, the type of carrots that can be up to 12” long, you’ll need to use a Top Hat. Select the square you want to plant them in and place this box on top. Fill to the top with SFG soil and plant your carrots normally. They will grow deep and large!

Top Hat Box For Carrots, Leeks & Potatoes

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