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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Since it is already July, my options for vegetables has diminished, but I am planning on growing dig, squash, and cucumbers. Vigilance Theme by The Theme Foundry.

Should I be watering the soil as well as putting water in the PVC pipe? Yes, dky many options really. They have been great for us as well! There are several other DIY methods out there, but after much earthox, this is the method I decided to take with the help and consult of my hubby. What box did you use to plant them? This is a great idea for a low cost plant pot but what is the life expectancy of the plastic container? Any suggestions are desired.

Jeanene November 4, at 7: Last year my eyes were on the Earthbox. I got really excited about this and made one following these instructions.


My only problem has been figuring out how to support tomatos that are ft high and peppers feet high! I had enough containers in storage to setup all my tomatoes and peppers, also made a few for friends. This makes our boxes fantastic for patio gardening or for those dy limited growing doy. I use the piece of plastic you cut out from the center of the roughneck top.

We live in brutally hot north Texas. Where are you located? I am a Mastr gardner and certified Nurseryman and I love that u have made gardening accessable to all. But we need a new method as the beds are not in an optimal sun spot for us. I let the tomatoes go up both sides…. Thanks for the update; you totally made my day. I also have a love of sports and Baseball is on top, reading, so yes that is included too. I have used this system for 3 years. Thanks so much for such a lovely, detailed post.

This is a concern I have considered, but have not yet found an alternative. Self-contained, so you can garden even without a plot of land to till.

I got all the specs for the earthboxes from my mother who has several, but I wanted a more economical way of making them since they are a little pricey for me. There are several sites with photos of this setup. Do you worry siy the plastic chemicals leaking into the soil?


DIY Earth Box! Make it yourself

Your email address will not be published. This could be our new method! This is a great way earthboxx plant your fall garden. Hi, I read your blog on a regular basis. These videos show Chad and I building the EarthBox: Have you tried clear tubs??

Your humoristic style is awesome, keep up the good work! That afternoon is a scorcher and the plants do great over there. If anyone else has any great ideas, please share…. Then for the wicking containers, we used 3 sections of black earthboox tubes with holles drilled into the bottom.

This one is quite durable and will take me through a few years. My husband and I live on what seems like solid bedrock.

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This looks and sounds like an exciting way to grow! Like most others I have seen, we used a 3 inch PVC pipe for watering.

Thank you for stopping by! I think your ideas are great!

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