|Project by atceric||posted 03-13-2010 07:12 AM||3774 views||18 times favorited||13 comments|
“If momma ain’t happy, nobody’s happy.” Okay, so this isn’t exactly fine woodworking. It was a fun, simple project, though.
More info on these planters can be found at…
The general idea is to create a planter with a reservoir of water at the bottom. The soil/root system wicks up water from the bottom. We experimented with this a bit late last summer and had some outrageously good results with tomato plants. This year we’re going all in building four of these large planters. Really hoping for a good crop of jalapenos!
The exterior shell of the planter is all treated wood. The shell is lined with 4mm plastic, and a drain hole ensures the water level never gets too high. The interior deck is cedar fence plank with a plastic strainer basket mounted in the center. Costs on the project are relatively low and so is the difficulty.