Making a self watering container or Earthbox™. A self watering container is a container that has a water reservoir built in. This reservoir waters the plants. I love my Homemade Earth Boxes! These boxes are easy to make and you will save tons of money, not to mention having the best bounty of.

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If so, can you recommend a substitute?

I also have a love of sports and Baseball is on top, reading, so yes that is included too. I do have one question, where did you get the mesh ceiling tiles? And you are right, it does fill from the bottom up. Everybody is talking about how harmful they are and how everybody is contaminated with the stuff.

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That afternoon is a scorcher and the plants do great over there. Vigilance Theme by The Eafthbox Foundry. My name is Jeanene. Put two tomato plants or 5 peppers in each 14 gal roughneck.

These boxes are easy to make and you will save tons of money, not to mention having the best bounty of vegetables ever!


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Are there legitimate concerns about chemicals leaching from the PVC into the water reservoir or is this much ado about nothing? Attach earrthbox the screen with plastic wire connectors and cover screen with landscape fabric.

Michelle, I live in Phoenix and yes I do water the soil since it is so dang hot here. This earthbbox our boxes fantastic for patio gardening or for those with limited growing space. Where are you located? Follow these steps to create your own fabulous EarthBox click images to enlarge and read descriptions:. I planted the tomatoes on may 27 and riy hasnt even been 4 weeks and the plants are HUGE, green top to bottom and LOADED with tomatoes… they are doing so good, I made up some pots with cucumbers just to see h0w they do….

We can barely get grass to grow…. Yes, so many options really. I plan to share both of my passions on this blog and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! What box did you use to plant them?

Darthbox September 6, at 8: Small container for the amount of yield produced. Does anyone know the correct formula to make this happen? I line them with landscape fabric to keep soil out of resevoir. Just click on the link.


DIY Earth Box! Make it yourself

Shannan Bridgewater January 21, at 7: Any suggestions are desired. I earrthbox the freedom to modify any of the components. It’s my hair color! Winterwheat Recipes, photos and some notes to friends. I had enough containers in storage to setup all my tomatoes and peppers, also made a few for friends.

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There are several other DIY methods out there, but after much consideration, this is the method I decided to take with the help and consult of my hubby.

Hi, I read your blog on a regular basis. Have you tried clear tubs?? I live about 50 miles from the nearest home depot and lowes so I wanted to check before I made a trip that far. Your email address will not be published.

Larger growing space and water reservoir than the original Earth Box. Jeanene April 18, at 8: