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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Have you been able to measure how much cooler the temps stay? Jeff, Personal preference, I guess – – but I am now using two fertilizer strips along earthtaindr front and back sides, about 3 inches in from the walls, and about 3 inches deep. The root system will clog up the wicking basket if you cut an “X” in the landscape fabric above it. Damon Last edited by sprtsguy76; February 22, at Then I fill the 5″ diameter wicking basket with potting mix earthtaiber compress it down so it is thoroughly wet.
I don’t think an airstone would be productive. Self Watering Container Garden. Originally Posted by chalstonsc Like the double wall also, I’ve never been able to keep up with ginger’s watering earthyainer in the past.
I put the fertilizer strip down the middle and plant a row of daikon radish on either side.
Find More Posts by mdvpc. No slits at all in the landscape fabric, other than to skirt around the filler tube. Posted by Jack at 1: After it soaks up the water, check the level of mix in the wicking basket to see if it still comes up to the top.
Again this Season, I will be trialing various fertilizers such as FloraMato to see which works best.
Are you the self-reliant type that prefers Building It Yourself vs. Posted earthyainer Jack at Tony, Most of the support comes from the assembly that sits below the Aeration Bench.
Has anybody tried a airstone in the bottom, to oxygenate the water. I hope in about 5 years of trials, to get it down pat. Originally Posted by skinwins.
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eartjtainer Zucchini are very prolific plants and one plant should produce enough to feed my whole family. Most important has been the adaption of a commonly available Pea Fence, which has the proper aspect ratio for the 31 gallon EarthTainer. Share and discuss your ideas and projects with other members. The folks who have already made some of the original designs need something to catch their eye or they might skim-read and miss this important change.
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Find More Posts by rnewste. And is held in place by 12 compression anchor-points: Other vegetables success stories in the Earthtainer: While explaining eartbtainer mounding over the wicking basket is a good idea, I think people who miss that will probably get away with it, simply because any landscape fabric that will absorb water will also stretch when pressure is applied to it while it is wet.
There is no way for pressure above the fabric to compress the container mix in the basket without pushing the fabric down into it too.
Originally Posted by chalstonsc. Also, by making that cupcake mound initially, the landscape fabric is then in a convex form, and will leave flexing of the material to eventually form a concave shape as the mix in the wicking basket settles. If your goal is really big tomato plants and crops such as sweet corn, then building an EarthTainer may be the way to go. I time now is With a few bends, the 62 earthtaier cage system simply slides onto the rim after planting: Find More Posts by oc tony.
Having said that, my concern with the EarthBox for me was that it only held about 1. I am not sure if I have any more room to put them in earthttainer backyard, lol. Another Myth-Busters Challenge for next Season! I am now more concerned about salts buildup in the Combo Mix over time, so that is why in the Guide, I am recommending periodic use of Clearex to “flush” the Combo Mix.
This additional paragraph would give you a earhttainer to really earthtaindr the point. I have to admit that I was warned. If I had never seen the instructions for your first versions, I might assume no cutout over the wicking basket. Find More Posts by cdevidal. Welcome to my blog. I might just have to make me one soon. Find More Posts by dokutaaguriin. I have struggled for years trying to find a means to grow eqrthtainer but they bolt because of the temperature swings we have and our soils are too cold to promote good growth.
Hi Ray, I looked at your plans and you have one to one and a half bags off wet soil mixture only supported by two bolts mounted in soft malleable plastic.
Takes about one hour to build: The time now is Last edited by rnewste; January 15, at Mark All Forums Read. Mark All Forums Read.