Urban Garden | Sub-irrigated | Self-watering | SIPS
Galvanized tubs.. if you want some color, rub the outside of the tubs with white vinegar to remove chemical coating then spray paint your favorite colors! Oh.. and add some ball feet! Then add a SIP system in the bottom and you have the best of both worlds.
Johanne Daoust's Rooftop and Balcony SIP Garden seminar at Richters Herbs, March 2, 2014. Topics include: Growing food on a roof in downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada, raised beds, containers, soil, Square Foot gardening, sub-irrigation systems SIPs and trellising. 1:14 hour.
airlift in bucket2 An airlift pump design that you can use to automatically water your plants. The design in the picture is powered by a small aquarium bubble pump (which could water 3 or 4 of your pipes at the same time) Put the pump on a timer and water every 3 or 4 hours for half an hour or so. Brian White, Victoria, BC. Canada
Alternative Gardning: PVC gravity feed drip irrigation
2012 Bucket Garden Automatic Watering System Part 1 - (Please view all his videos, as he made this system better & cheaper in Part 2 - FYI: The hose used to feed water to the planters is 1/2" Inside Diameter, look for 1/2" ID on the manufacturer's label. - A 5-gallon bucket equals 2 cubic feet which equals 60 quarts of potting soil. - Deb)
A automatically watered sub-irrigation (SIPs) raised bed designed by Michael Arceneaux, USA. He is using a three pipe system installed at the bottom of the bed along with a mini float valve that controls the watering of the 5 gallon planters. To see his complete set-up follow the link below: www.facebook.com/...