Every year I have attempted to grow a garden, with horrible success. This year I'm trying something different. So a couple weeks ago I went to an event with several ladies from church that offered different little "lectures" or "workshops". One of those was on creating your own grow box.
It was really easy, especially when all the pvc is already cut for you and as far as I'm concerned, anything that requires the use of power tools is my sorta fun. So we made these out of Rubbermaid containers, pvc pipe and zip ties .... can't forget the zip ties. The pvc pile on the bottom is for support of the dirt on top as well as allowing the water to wick up and get to the seeds/plants.
Supposedly grow boxes are supposed to grow, whatever it is that you are growing, faster and better. I'm pretty sure that I will be a good test of that. If I can grow it .... well .... anyone can.
So today, after over a week of having sick flu kiddos in my house, I decided I needed to get outside and get some fresh air. I decided to assemble my box.
As usual, I had helpers.
As usual, I had many more than I really needed.
A helping hand from my favorite helper, while he was up to it.
And our finished product.
The white pipe is what you use to fill the water in the bottom of the container.
The two things that are my biggest downfall where gardening is concerned are that I forget to water (with this box you only have to water about once every few days though) and my chickens destroy everything I try to grow. I am going to put something around the box once the seeds start to sprout to keep the chickens out.
I'll keep you posted on the progress.