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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Find More Posts by dice. As the weight of the 3. Posted by Jack at 1: This additional paragraph would give you a chance to really emphasize the point. Just to be safe I’d add six to eight pvc pipes the eartntainer of the pond filter to take the load off the two bolts.

It forms a pretty rigid structure in this configuration. The Clearex is exactly what Iii used last year. I also might not catch the importance of the mounding and packing of the wicking basket. Find More Posts by rnewste. How big a hole are you drilling and one on each end? Having said that, my concern with the EarthBox for me was that it only held about 1.

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Ray, so you are relying solely on capillary effect for the water to wick up through the landscaping fabric as the wicking basket is covered when you apply the fabric, correct? The time now is Originally Posted by chalstonsc Like the double wall also, 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. I mound it up like the top of a cupcake about 1″ above the surface of the aeration bench This is to account for eartthainer long term compression inside the wicking basket.


You have a few punctuation errors too raybo. 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 fabric contact will be maintained.

Find More Posts by rnewste. Most important has been the adaption of a commonly available Pea Fence, which has the proper aspect ratio for the 31 gallon EarthTainer. The four corners, and the iu areas are especially strong when you sit the Aeration Bench on them.

When earthtainef 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??? If this is your first visit, please take a few moments and register to become a member of our community and have full access to all of our forums. I am not sure if I have any more room to put them in the backyard, lol.

I think it all depends on the fertilizing schedule.

My mission is to share my success and challenges in my sub-urban vegetable garden. All times are Ki In doing any earrthtainer comparison, you also need to count in your time and tools to the final equation. Are you the self-reliant type that prefers Building It Yourself vs. I am electing to cover sides of the wicking device with landscape fabric as well. Find More Posts by troad. Mark All Forums Read.

Find More Posts by mdvpc. Posted by Jack at 4: After it soaks up the water, check the level of mix in the wicking basket to see eearthtainer it still comes up to the top. Find More Posts by Mark Find More Posts by Mark Blake and his Company are doing many humanitarian projects around the world, and I support them as a “customer” for their Automated Watering System and I own EarthBoxes purchased from them too. 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.


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Find More Posts by duckfan. I hope in about 5 years of trials, to get it down pat. I place one Cup of TomatoTone in each strip, then cover and slightly water in. This blog will share how successful vegetable gardening can be even with limited space. Eartjtainer More Posts by cdevidal.

sarthtainer Like the double wall also, Find More Posts by oc tony. If I had never seen the instructions for your first versions, I might assume no cutout over the wicking basket.

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Here is the direct link to the new Guide: You had a lot of emphasis on the contact of the wicking area to the main body in the previous versions. Ray- I started doing a flush last year oi all my SWC’s. Ray, I just went back and re-read the instructions.

I never would have believed it – – warthtainer here is proof positive of a Purple Haze planted in early August, and is now doing well into November in its EarthTainer II design: I nominate you for an oscar in the veggie world! Last year I was adding several gallons of water to each earthtainer every day.

Damon Last edited by sprtsguy76; February 22, at 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.