If you have never heard of planting in an earthbox, you are probably wondering what on earth is an earthbox? This article will help with. 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. My garden in May: Bell peppers in my jr earthbox. The one in the middle was planted too early and froze but since it has one leaf on it, I left it to see if it will .

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One of the companies that sells “self-contained gardening systems” have been gracious in putting their planting guide online: Jeanene April 18, at 8: Fill the box with soil the pond basket and the entire remaining box above the base.

Take the lid that fits onto the box. This makes our boxes fantastic for homemsde gardening or for those with limited growing space. Cut a hole in it for the pipe to fit through.

I am sorry for the delay in response first of all. But we need a new method as the beds are not in an optimal sun spot for us. Another terrific idea just sent a couple of weeks ago I haven’t secured permission yet to use the contributor’s name: A hole cut earthbix each corner of the lid to fit the PVC pipe will hold the pipes in place as a means of filling the reservoir.


Shannan Bridgewater January 21, at 7: Thanks for the great and very clear plans.

See note at bottom of page. Now cut a piece of plain black tarp vinyl, etc. An Earthbox planter earthnox a patented brand of self-watering gardening containers with many benefits for small-space gardening. Cut out homemzde center of the lid, leaving just a rim about 2″ worthenough to snap back onto the box.

They are turning up referenced on gardening websites, home crafts fora, and other sites too numerous to list. I love my Homemade Earth Boxes! Our earth boxes are on the East side and jet all the morning sun and shade in the afternoon here in Goodyear Arizona. Loosely woven burlap The roots need to be able to push through.

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She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. We live in brutally hot north Texas. Only use roughneck containers as others do not work as well.

Hi, I read your blog on a regular basis. Other kinds of plastic may be acceptable.

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Affix the lid in place with duct tape if it doesn’t fit snug when pushed into place. Where are you located?


That afternoon is a scorcher and the plants do great over there. I did it so that I could have the pipe all the way in the corner, leaving more room for plants. Put the base in the tote box drilled side upwedging it down as far as it will go, and positioning the pond basket directly under the big hole. 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.

I really enjoy it!

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Nice to know about the soda bottle, Mike! We can barely get grass to grow…. Here are the basic elements of the EarthBox: These boxes are easy to make and you will save tons of money, not to mention darthbox the best bounty of vegetables ever!

I posted a link to this blog in my own…very helpful, thanks!