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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A container I used an 18 gallon Rubbermaid tub. I think your ideas are great!

I am a Mastr gardner and certified Nurseryman and I love that u have made gardening accessable to all. Nice to know about the soda bottle, Mike! I plan to share both of my passions on this blog and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Michelle, I live in Phoenix and yes I do water the soil since it is so dang hot here.

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My only problem has been figuring out how to support tomatos that are ft high and peppers feet high! Jeanene September 6, at 8: I use the piece of plastic you cut out from the center of the roughneck top.

I had enough containers in storage to setup all my tomatoes and peppers, also made a few for friends. If so, can you recommend a substitute? Atsila Agisdii June 15, at This could be our new method! It’s my hair color!


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Rock August 4, at 9: Michelle August 20, at 3: Here are the basic elements of the EarthBox: I have a passion for cooking and creating new recipes as I earghbox an allergy to eggs and sometimes have to be creative.

Do you worry about the plastic chemicals leaking into the soil? Then for the wicking containers, we used 3 sections of black drain tubes with holles drilled into the bottom. And you earthbpx right, it does fill from the bottom up. Loosely woven burlap The roots need to be able to push through.

Im going to do a few eartbhox these boxes for doing a bit of a fall garden as I will be able to cover my lettuce radishes and other veggies easier in case of frost. Our tomatoes are doing so good everyone thinks we know a secret.

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I let the tomatoes go up both sides…. Jeanene September 7, at 7: Yes, so many options really. This is a great idea for a low aerthbox plant pot but what is the life expectancy of the plastic container?

I am sorry for the delay in response first of all.

Jeanene November 4, at 7: I also have a love of sports and Baseball is on top, reading, so yes that is included too. This makes our boxes fantastic for patio gardening or for those with limited growing space.


Hi Deb, I purchased the ceiling grates from Home Depot a hardware storeand I would think most large hardware stores would carry them. Tom Thumb July 10, at You do, however, have the benefit of more growing space as this is larger than the original system. Does anyone know the correct formula to make this happen? I have used this system for 3 years.

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Water in the pipe does keep them hydrated a heck of a lot longer than in the regular beds. Like most others I have seen, we used a 3 inch PVC pipe for watering. Thank you for stopping by!

These boxes are easy to make and you will save tons of money, not to mention having the best bounty of vegetables ever! Jeanene April 18, at 8: Have you planted winter wheat using this method? Larger growing space and water reservoir than the original Earth Box.