May 11, 2008
GROW YOUR OWN VEGIES AT HOME WITHOUT A GARDEN
~ written by jerry golden
Many are concerned about food prices and shortages, and rightly so; you may not be able to do something about all the problems but you can help yourself and family with the following information.
I found a web site www.earthbox.com if you live in the US or anywhere outside of Israel they will ship them to you, but I tried to get them to ship some of these boxes to Israel and they said they do not ship to Israel. So I decided to make my own and plant my own survival garden, and now I want to share this information with you. It is not perfect but it works very well. With this system you will use about one tenth the amount of water that a regular garden uses and the plants will really surprise you on how quickly they grow. And of course you can and should do it organic.
In Fact, since Joel and I took these pictures I have improved on the design and I will explain those improvements as we go through the pictures. This is not the same as the earthbox but I think just as good.
What you will need.
- 2 boxes the same size.
- Pond basket
- Tape & pipe
- Potting soil
- Seeds or plants to plant.
Tape the pond box in place just to hold it the weight of the dirt will hold it later on.
Fill the top box with organic potting dirt, making sure to fill the pond gasket for that will act as your wick to draw the moisture up to your plants as they need it. The beauty of this system is you don’t waste water and you can’t over water.
I hope this helps, but once again if you don’t feel like shopping and can afford to buy from www.earthbox.com it would be much easier for you.
Shalom, jerry golden