If you have never heard of planting in an earthbox, you are probably Simply put , earthbox planters are self-watering containers that have a Landscape Ideas What Is A Wicking Bed – DIY Wicking Bed Ideas For Gardeners. The system is similar to commercially sold EarthBox or GrowBox planters, which are pretty pricey but don’t require you to keep watering them. 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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Have you planted winter wheat using this method? What box did you use to plant them? This is a great idea for a earthbpx cost plant pot but what is the life expectancy of the plastic container?

Do you worry about the plastic chemicals leaking into the soil? I got really excited about this and made one following these instructions.

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Should I be watering the soil as well as putting water in the PVC pipe? Michelle, I live in Phoenix and yes I do water the soil since it is so dang hot here.

Water in the pipe does keep them hydrated a heck of a lot longer than in the regular beds. I hope this helps! What a great idea thank you.


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Im going to do a few of 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.

This is a great way to plant your fall garden.

I am in Arizona and we can grow tomatoes, peppers year round in them! Shannan, sorry for the late reply, this one slide by me. Our earth boxes are on the East side and jet all the morning sun and shade in the afternoon here in Goodyear Arizona. That afternoon is a scorcher and the plants do great over there.

Thank you for stopping by! I am sorry for the delay in response first of all. And you are right, it does fill from the bottom up. I live in Arizona and we earthbxo to water often and in some climates yo will water less.

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Everything we plant in the earth boxes we build grows like crazy! Are there any BPA concerns using plastics?

Everybody is talking about how harmful they are and how everybody is contaminated with the stuff. I myself think plastics are easy but do we need the health concern? Is there a more organic option? I am not an expert on the environment at all, but Nurseries sell plants and grow dit their plants in plastic buckets and recycle them without problems that I have heard about. They have been great for us as well!

The tomato and pepper plants have huge strong stalks year round here!

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I also have a love of sports and Baseball is on top, reading, so yes that is included too. Real Estate Broker as well in Arizona. And you might ask “why WinterWheat? It’s my hair color! Winterwheat Recipes, photos and some notes to friends. 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 vegetables ever! We made these boxes in under 30 minutes one we laid out our supplies.

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