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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Shannan, sorry for the late reply, this one slide by me. Thanks for your comment, Stephen. My only problem has been figuring out how to support tomatos that are ft high and peppers feet high!

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My husband and I live on what seems like solid bedrock. Only use roughneck containers as others do not work as well. I think your ideas are great!

Everybody is talking about how harmful they are and how everybody is contaminated with the stuff. And you are right, it does fill from the bottom up. Another site mentioned concerns about using PVC piping.

We made these boxes in under 30 minutes one we laid out our supplies. These boxes are easy to make and you will save tons of money, not to mention having the best bounty of vegetables ever! Which way does your house face and which backyard fence side are your plants? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


Thank you for visiting Winterwheat! This makes our boxes fantastic dyi patio gardening or for those with limited growing space. Much more cost effective, especially when compared to the organic version of the EarthBox.

Yes, so many options really.

Are there legitimate concerns about chemicals leaching from the PVC into the water reservoir eartgbox is this much ado about nothing? I am sorry for the delay in response first of all. Our tomato plants grew to nearly 8 feet while only using a couple square feet of floor space.

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About two feet of 1″ pipe and 6 pieces 6″ long of ” pipe. Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS. I am not 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.

Self-contained, so you can garden even without a plot of land to till. Jeanene April 18, at 8: Nice to know about eatrhbox soda bottle, Mike! Small container for the amount of yield produced. As for the staking issue, I got some babybed rails from erthbox dump, turned them on end, added T legs to the bottoms and set them across the tubs in the middle. If anyone else has any great ideas, please share…. There are several sites with photos of this setup. I live about 50 warthbox from the nearest home depot and lowes so I wanted to check before I made a trip that far.

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It’s my hair color! Atsila Agisdii June 15, at I earthbkx a link to this blog in my own…very helpful, thanks! Thanks for the great and very clear plans. Attach to the screen with plastic wire connectors and cover screen with landscape fabric.


Michelle, I live in Phoenix and yes I do water the soil since it is so dang hot here.

They have been great for us as well! I do have one question, where did you get the mesh ceiling tiles?

Our earth boxes are on the East side and jet all the morning sun and shade in the afternoon here in Goodyear Arizona. I plan to share both of my passions on this blog and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Where are you located? This is my EarthBox after a week of growth, and the plants seem to be liking their new home.

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I LOVE your innovative reuse of materials! Does anyone know the correct formula to make this happen? I line them with landscape fabric to keep soil out of resevoir. The yield compared to space is incredible. I really enjoy it! Your humoristic style is awesome, keep up the good work! We can barely get grass to grow…. I have a passion for cooking and creating new recipes as I have an allergy to eggs and sometimes have to be creative.

Any suggestions are desired. Hi, I read your blog on a regular basis. Jeanene September 7, at 7: I have the freedom to modify any of the components.