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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My husband and I live on what seems like solid bedrock. I use the piece of plastic you cut out from the center of the roughneck top. Nice to know about the soda bottle, Mike! I have looked everywhere and cant find them. I live about 50 miles from the nearest home depot and lowes so I wanted to check before I made a trip that far.

Like most others I have seen, we used a 3 inch PVC pipe for watering.

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About Jeanene My name is Jeanene. Since it is already July, my options for vegetables has diminished, but I am planning on growing zucchini, squash, and cucumbers.

I am a Mastr gardner and certified Nurseryman and I love that u have made gardening accessable to all. Get Updates Get the latest Cultivating Conscience news delivered right to your reader or your inbox: Everything we plant in the earth boxes we build grows like crazy!


But we need a new method as the beds are not in an optimal sun spot eafthbox us. 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.

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I planted the tomatoes on may 27 and it hasnt even been 4 weeks and the plants are HUGE, green top to bottom and LOADED with tomatoes… they are exrthbox so good, I made up some pots with cucumbers just to see h0w they do…. I got really excited about this and made one following these instructions. I LOVE your innovative reuse of materials!

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 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I line them with landscape fabric to keep soil out of resevoir. Your email address will not be published. Michelle, I live in Phoenix and yes I do water the soil since it is so earthboox hot here.

Build your own EarthBox March Everybody is talking about how harmful they are and how everybody is contaminated with the stuff. About two feet of 1″ pipe and 6 pieces 6″ long of ” pipe. I myself think plastics are easy but do we need the health concern? The tomato and pepper plants have huge strong stalks year round here! Our tomato plants grew to nearly 8 feet while only using a couple square feet of floor space.


I have the freedom to modify any of the components. I live in Arizona and we have to water often and in some climates yo will water less.

Jeanene September 7, at 7: Much more cost effective, especially when compared to the organic version of the EarthBox. Hi Deb, I purchased the ceiling grates from Ewrthbox Depot a hardware storeand I would think most large hardware stores would carry them.

Shannan Bridgewater January 21, at 7: And you are right, it does fill earhhbox the bottom up. A sheet of rigid grate I used plastic ceiling grate. Real Estate Broker as well in Arizona. 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.

I do have one question, where did you get the mesh ceiling tiles? Last year my eyes were on the Earthbox. We used an old chair mat cut to size with holes drilled in idy. Thanks for your comment, Stephen.