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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My name is Jeanene. Thank you for stopping by!

Our earth boxes are on the East side and jet all the morning sun and shade in the afternoon here in Goodyear Arizona. Click here to cancel reply. I LOVE your innovative reuse of materials! This could be our new method!

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I am a Mastr gardner and certified Nurseryman and I love that u have made gardening accessable to all. I was wondering about clear tubs.


Matt Ramsey November 4, at 5: Yes, so many options really. I have used this system for 3 years.

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Larger growing space and water reservoir than the original Earth Box. The tomato and pepper plants have huge strong stalks year round here! Like most others I have seen, we used a 3 inch PVC pipe for watering. Does anyone know the correct formula to make this happen? Real Estate Broker as well in Arizona. Since it is already July, my options for vegetables has diminished, but I am planning on growing zucchini, squash, and cucumbers.

Jeanene November 4, at 7: This is a great idea for a low cost plant pot but what is the life expectancy of the plastic container? And you are right, it does fill from the bottom up.

Rock August 4, at 9: Is there a more organic option? You do, however, have the benefit of more growing earthboox as this is larger than the original system.

They have been great for us as well! Everybody is talking about how harmful they are and how everybody is contaminated with the stuff. Hi Deb, I purchased the ceiling grates from Home Depot a hardware storeand I would think most large hardware stores would carry them. I am diu an expert on the environment at all, but Nurseries sell plants and grow all their plants in plastic buckets and recycle them without problems that I have heard about. What box did you use to plant them?


If so, can you recommend a substitute? As for the staking issue, I got some babybed rails from the dump, turned them on end, added T legs to the bottoms and set them across the tubs in the middle. Then for the wicking containers, we used 3 sections of black drain tubes with holles drilled into the bottom. Jeanene September 7, at 7: Which way does your house face and which backyard fence side are your plants? Put two tomato plants or 5 peppers in each 14 gal roughneck.

Thanks for the great and very clear plans. I hope this helps!