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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As for the staking issue, I got some babybed rails from the dump, turned them earthblx end, added T legs to the bottoms and set them across the tubs in the middle.

Jeanene September 6, at 8: Since I love growing, canning and eating fresh produce, I strive to cultivate a maximum yield in the least amount of space. I love my Homemade Earth Boxes!

Are there legitimate concerns about chemicals leaching from the PVC into the water reservoir or is this much ado about nothing? Put two tomato plants or 5 peppers in each 14 gal roughneck. Self-contained, so you can garden even without a plot of land to till. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


This makes our boxes fantastic for patio gardening or for those with limited growing space. Everything we plant in the earth boxes we build grows like crazy! We can barely get grass to grow…. There are several sites with photos of this setup. This is a concern I have considered, but have not yet found an alternative. Matt Ramsey November 4, at 5: Your email address will not be published.

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My supplies consisted of the following: I have a passion for cooking and creating new recipes as I have an allergy to eggs and sometimes have to be creative. Have you tried clear tubs?? Atsila Agisdii June 15, at Where are you located? Small container for the amount of yield produced. I do have one question, where did you get the mesh ceiling tiles? Which way does your house face and which backyard fence side are your plants?

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DIY Earth Box! Make it yourself

And you are right, it does fill from the bottom up. A container I used an 18 gallon Rubbermaid tub.

Is there a more organic option? Tom Thumb July 10, at Michelle, I live in Phoenix and yes I do water the soil since it is so dang hot here. The yield compared to space is incredible.


Larger growing space and water reservoir than the original Earth Box. I planted the tomatoes on may 27 and it hasnt even been 4 weeks and the plants are Earthobx, green top to bottom and LOADED idy tomatoes… they are doing so good, I made up some pots with cucumbers just to see h0w they do….

Real Estate Broker as well in Arizona. And you might ask “why WinterWheat? Thanks for your comment, Stephen.

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darthbox Winterwheat Recipes, photos and some notes to friends. Last year my eyes were on the Earthbox. About Jeanene My name is Jeanene. Hi Deb, I purchased the ceiling grates from Home Depot a hardware storeand I would think most large hardware stores would carry them. My name is Jeanene.