Single Bucket S.I.P. question

Jessica HillApril 19, 2012

Greetings everyone,

I am in the process of gathering materials to create some single bucket SIPs for my garden this year.

My question is this - do the tops of the buckets need to be covered with BLACK plastic? I understand that the covers helps limit evaporation and other jobs. But does it need to be black?? I have excess 3 mil plastic from winter window coverings and would like to use that rather than tossing it. There's not enough for row covers or other garden projects (tried most of them) but have enough for the covers of my buckets.

My gut tells me that the opaque plastic will do just fine for limiting evaporation but I didn't know if the black colored plastic added something else to the mix?

Any help would be wonderful :)

Thank you all!

~jr

P.S. - Any ideas how to make the buckets not look like buckets would be appreciated too :) Except spray paint...can't use the stuff my daughter is allergic to aerosol accelerants.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
suncitylinda

I have used white trash bags on my earth boxes with no problems. If you wanna disguise the buckets I guess you could apply some burlap covering. It will rot out in the sun over time but it is pretty inexpensive.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2012 at 9:35PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
CONTAINER SOILS - WATER MOVEMENT and RETENTION XXII
Hello! Houzz's new format has presented some challenges,...
tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)
Wicking more water retentive soils
I was wondering what the disadvantages are when using...
Jacques (MP, South Africa) S
fertilizing cuttings ?
Hello - I have some fig cuttings in 60% perlite/40%...
briana_2006
Indoor vegetables and 5-1-1
I'm growing vegetables indoors in containers. Is the...
gardev
What size pot to use for sweet potatoes
Would someone please tell me what size pot I can grow...
zzackey
Sponsored Products
Barbecue Denim Apron
$24.99 | zulily
Progress Lighting Recessed Lighting 6 in. White LED Recessed Trim
$61.20 | Home Depot
Samba Narrow Zig Zag Apothecary Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Broan-Nutone City Contemporary 16.5W x 26.5H in. Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet
$387.99 | Hayneedle
Power Flask Charging Station
$59.50 | FRONTGATE
Platz Sofa
| Italy Design
West Highland White Orange Floral Double Gourd Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
20 Gallon Cylinder Trash Receptacle - T171BLK
$329.99 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™