|Project by Tomw||posted 05-12-2012 06:36 PM||1577 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this cart a couple of years ago, to give “Earthbox” gardening a try. I was too cheap to buy actual Earthboxes, so I made mine out of some PVC pipe and a couple of 37 gallon Rubbermaid bins I had, using the lids as the soil/water partition (more or less following the instructions at this link: http://http://www.josho.com/gardening.htm )The idea of the cart was so we could garden standing up. Also wanted the ability to move the bins into the garage in freezing weather, but the cart turns out to be pretty heavy when full of soil and water, so I siphon out the water to move it (also had to go with bigger tires—see last pic.) The method seems to work pretty well; no weeding, I fill up the water reservoir every 5 days or so, and fertilizer is only applied when you do the initial planting. Got good results the first year, didn’t plant last year, and got a late start this year. The frame is PT pine 1×6s and 2×4s, the slats are cut up 3/8” x 4” cypress fence pickets.