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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And you might ask “why WinterWheat? It’s my hair color! Water in earhtbox pipe does keep them hydrated a heck of a lot longer than in the regular beds. I got really excited about this and made one following these instructions. This one is quite durable and will take me through a few years.
This is a great idea for a low cost plant pot but what is the life expectancy of the plastic container? Nice to know about the soda bottle, Mike!
I love to hear what worked for others.
Do you worry about the plastic chemicals leaking into the soil? Another site mentioned concerns about using PVC piping. I have used this system for 3 years. Tom Thumb July 10, at I am a Mastr gardner and certified Nurseryman and I love that u have made gardening accessable to all. Attach to the screen with plastic wire connectors and cover screen with landscape fabric.
DIY Earth Box! Make it yourself | Winterwheat
But we need a new method as the beds are not in an optimal sun spot for us. What a great idea thank you. Everything we plant in the earth boxes we build grows like crazy! I posted a link to this blog in my own…very helpful, thanks!
Build your own EarthBox
I use the piece of plastic you cut out from the center of the roughneck top. I have farthbox freedom to modify any of the components. Last year we tried a loose variation of the square-foot gardening method with built-in beds.
We can barely get grass to grow…. Have you tried clear tubs?? Which way does your house face and which backyard fence side are your plants? I have a passion for cooking and creating new recipes as I have an allergy to eggs and sometimes have to be creative. These boxes are easy to make and you will save tons of money, not to mention having the earthbx bounty of vegetables ever!
Much more cost effective, especially when compared to the organic version of the EarthBox. Thanks for your comment, Stephen. I am sorry for the delay in response first of all.
I myself think plastics are easy but do we need the health concern? Eartgbox Bridgewater January 21, at 7: Tried posting photo, but I do not know how. Thanks for the great and very clear plans. Are there any BPA concerns using plastics? The tomato and pepper plants have huge strong stalks year round here!