MP's Experimental Container Garden....2012.1

MadPrepper(Zone 9b)April 28, 2012

I've been lurking for quite a while and decided to register and post my container efforts to see if it might help anyone.

My gardening space is extremely limited, so I started with SICs last August. My garden now takes up 25'x10'. Not that much, but I have been getting food.

I had been posting on another site, but there wasn't much interest if you weren't planting in 100' rows.

All of my containers are sub-irrigated of one design or another. I have decided on a final design based on the results I have in the last 3/4 year or so.

This was taken 4-16:

Some of the food I've harvested over the last couple weeks.

Pickle cukes from 4-12. They've slowed down.

4-16 again:

4-21

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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

I couldn't see your photos. Here's a link that explains how to post photos. The first thing to do is post your photos on an Internet photo sharing site, like photobucket.com.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to post a photo

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 6:35PM
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MadPrepper(Zone 9b)

I don't think I've ever been on a forum that didn't have a way to edit posts...unless I missed it.

Anyway, I put the pics on my own server. Was just trying to get out of some work since they were already posted on another forum.

This was taken 4-16:

Some of the food I've harvested over the last couple weeks.

Pickle cukes from 4-12. They've slowed down.

4-16 again:

4-21

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 10:13AM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

Very interesting!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 10:54AM
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emgardener

Nice vegetable bounty!

Can you explain your "sub-irrigation" method. Is it just a normal SWC or different. Always interested in what other people are trying.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 5:17PM
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MadPrepper(Zone 9b)

Well, I never liked the term SWC for containers I have to water myself. I consider them sub-irrigated and when I get an AWS engineered I'll call them self watering.

I've tried so many SIP designs that I could write a book. When I get enough pics, I'll show my final design.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 11:42PM
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suburbangardenMD(7)

Looks good, is the plastic for weed control or some kind of giant reservoir? I am guessing weed control, but the idea of a giant reservoir for sub irrigation is appealing to the mad scientist in me.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:01AM
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DaMonkey007(10b - Miami)

I like those PVC net frames! Yeah, I'm stealing that. LOL!

PJ

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 10:56AM
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phyllis__mn

Beautiful....I'm anxious to see your finalized box plan.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 11:55AM
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