The Mezza 3x5 Keyhole Composting Garden is crafted from beautiful, sustainably sourced FSC cedar and inspired by the African keyhole gardening technique. It’s an ingenious system that lets you compost household waste and grow fresh, organic vegetables in the same garden.
A central compost basket is used in the Keyhole Garden to conveniently place your daily kitchen scraps. This household waste is then organically transformed into nutrient rich soil that nourishes your vegetables. Compost fed soil better holds moisture and nutrients, while using up to 70% less water.
Mezza cedar boards are treated with a warm, distinctive water-based stain that make it safe for the environment and ensure healthy, safe food production. Cedar contains natural preservatives that help it resist insects and decay. Boards slide into posts easily and conveniently, with no need for tools or screws. Our innovative posts make for perfectly modular beds, allowing you to design and configure your own unique garden layout and size.
Mezza embraces the timelessness of wood with modern minimalist design.
Inspired to Give Back
We stumbled upon the Keyhole garden concept while researching organic gardening methods. This inspired us to create our own series of garden beds using this African gardening technique. This idea was gifted to us by the African people and so we felt compelled to give back.
The Kageyo Garden Project was born, and now partnered with “Thrive”, we distribute a portion of our Keyhole profits to build Keyhole Gardens in Rwanda and educate communities in sustainable, healthy food production.
Learn more about our friends at THRIVE http://www.thriveforgood.org/
- Materials: Made from 100% FSC certified cedar lumber. Treated with an environmentally safe water-based stain. Posts are made from anodized aluminum.
- Compost household waste and grow fresh, organic vegetables in the same garden
- Color: Golden Brown
- Warranty: 1 year
- Recycles own box
- Requires minimal watering
- No soil turnover
- Natural Wood Grain Color Variation (No item has the same grain color, finish, or wood knots due to natural factors)
- Dimensions 60” L x 36” W x 22” H (152cm L x 92cm W x 56cm H)
- Compost Basket: 12” L x 12” W x 22” H (30.5cm L x30.5cm W x 60cm H)
- Assembled Weight: 44 lbs (22 kg)
- Planting Area: 12.7 sq. feet (1.2 sq. m)
- Soil Capacity: 23.3 cubic feet (660 liters)
- Tools Required: No
- This product has no bottom floor
- Approx. Time Commitment: 1 person, 1 Hour (additional time required for filling garden)
- Number of Boxes: 1
How long does it take for an item to arrive after it’s been shipped?
Product purchases in North America from our website ship within 1-2 days from our warehouse in Columbus, Ohio, using trusted ground courier operators. No signatures are required for delivery.
All prices include shipping within the Continental United States and Canada (Shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico is NOT included.)
Unfortunately, we cannot ship to APO addresses.
What shipping carriers do you use?
Our products are shipped with either FedEx Ground or UPS. Some vendors may arrange for an LTL freight company to deliver your order. In most cases, products are delivered with FedEx or UPS.
Do you ship overseas?
Yes. For shipping outside the Continental United States and Canada we will partner with a freight forwarding company (i.e. Shipito) with a US delivery address of your preference to honour your international order. International shipping can range from 7 -16 days.
How many boxes will my product arrive in?
The amount of boxes varies according to product. Please check ‘specifications’ on your products page for exact information.
Wood products come with a 1 year warranty against material defects.
Do your garden beds have a bottom?
No, our composting gardens & garden beds do not have a bottom. They are designed to be placed on grass or soil. This will allow for proper drainage and give access to beneficial insects like earthworms. Most of our elevated gardens have floorboards. Check product specifications.
Can I put my garden bed on concrete?
We do not recommend placing your bottomless garden bed on concrete. It was designed to be placed on grass or soil to allow for proper drainage and to give access to beneficial insects like earthworms.
You can line the bottom of your garden bed with landscaping fabric to help keep the soil from seeping out, if you can only place your bed on concrete.
Where should I set up my garden bed?
We recommend placing your garden bed in a sunny location on flat, even ground. Be sure to leave yourself space around all sides for easy access.
Are your garden beds modular? Can I configure my own unique layout?
The majority of our Classic, Mezza and Urbana garden beds come with innovative posts that make for perfectly modular beds. This allows you to design and configure your own unique garden layout and size. Please check your garden bed has modular posts before purchase.
How can I make my garden bed more stable?
We recommend purchasing rebar from your local hardware store and inserting it into the post into the ground.
How can I keep critters out of my garden bed?
To keep animals from burrowing up into your garden bed you can bury chicken wire around the beds approx. 1-2 feet in the ground. You can also place chicken wire around the perimeter to keep them from climbing/hopping into your bed.
What is composting? How do I do it?
Visit our "Composting 101" page.
More info coming soon.
Vita designers stumbled upon the Keyhole garden concept while researching organic gardening methods. This inspired them to create their own series of garden beds using this African gardening technique. This idea was gifted to them by the African people and so they felt compelled to give back.
The Kageyo Garden Project was born, and now partnered with "Thrive”, Vita distribute a portion of their Keyhole profits to build Keyhole Gardens in Rwanda and educate communities in sustainable, healthy food production.
Learn more about THRIVE at http://www.thriveforgood.org/