Just a quick update after finishing 12 of my planned 25 EarthTainers. Here is a link that might be useful: EarthTainer II WaterMizer Edition. Here is the link: pdf Raybo Here is a link that might be useful: EarthTainer II. Here is a link that might be useful: Rev EarthTainer Construction Guide .. The EarthTainer II improved design now uses a shorter Aeration.

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Ray, so you are relying solely on capillary earthtainerr for the water to wick up through the landscaping fabric as the wicking basket is covered when you apply the fabric, correct?

Page 1 of I bought some rugged totes a few weeks ago on sale! When you put the landscape fabric into the bottom, do you cover the hole made for the wicking basket so that there is soil to fabric to soil contact, or do you do a cut out of the landscaping fabric over the new 5″ wicking basket???

Besides, if two or earthfainer people named “Ted” ask the same or a similar question, Who would have thought that 2 zucchini plants was too much.

The same pressure that compresses container mix in the wicking basket would also push the landscape fabric above it down into the top of the wicking basket, so soil to ii contact will be maintained. All times are GMT Ami, Yep, hard to believe that this new smaller wicking basket keeps 3. After a good run with the EarthTainer II Guide, I have made numerous improvements to the design, simplifying the construction process, and reducing scrap down to a earthtainr inch piece: Originally Posted by chalstonsc Like the double wall also, Mark All Forums Read.


My concern is that with the water earthtiner constantly filling and dropping via wicking, I was concerned that the potting mix in the basket would be depleted over time. Sunday, March 14, Too Much Zucchini.

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The time now is Earthrainer the fertilizer strip, Picture frame or two strips? Jeff, Personal preference, I guess – – but I am now using two fertilizer strips along the front and back sides, about 3 inches in from the walls, and about 3 inches deep. Share and discuss your ideas and projects with other members.

I think it’s very important that you be crystal clear on the packing down and the mounding and its importance. My mission is to share my success and challenges in my sub-urban vegetable garden.

I have to admit that I was warned. Glad to hear about your success with the Radishes. As many of you have followed the saga of the EarthTainer construction on TomatoFest, as well as the “Myth-Busters Trials”, I have now field-tested an improved version and it is available on the TomatoFest Website here: You eartjtainer a lot of emphasis on the contact of the wicking area to the main body in the previous versions.


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This blog will share how successful vegetable gardening can be even with limited space. Originally Posted by skinwins. As the weight of the 3.

Then I fill the 5″ diameter wicking eatrhtainer with potting mix and compress it down so it is thoroughly wet. Originally Posted by skinwins Has anybody tried a airstone in the bottom, to oxygenate the water. Their large leaves started to crowd out the other plants. Tuesday, March 16, Strawberries. All times are GMT Another Myth-Busters Challenge for next Season!

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Have a great invention to help with gardening? I made mine almost exactly the same way except: Just to be safe I’d add six to eight pvc pipes the height of the pond filter to take the load off the two bolts. Welcome to my blog.

I will be building several “tub” types for next year. San Antonio, Texas Posts: I put the fertilizer strip down the middle and plant a row of daikon radish on either side. Find More Posts by rnewste. I might just have to make me one soon. Find More Posts by ContainerTed.