Bucket garden stand - 2x6 configuration


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On 2/15/2023 at 6:41 PM, wtnhighlander said:

That looks like a great project to get the kids involved with, and not just the construction!

I've never seen an entire garden made in containers that way, but it looks much easier to care for, up near waist level. Do yo plan any fixed irrigation plumbing, or just using a hose?

I was just pleased that he not only agreed to help but he asked if he could help - excellent, by all means, yes!  We'll probably start out just using a hose but may go to fixed irrigation.  I'll have to get some netting to keep the birds from getting the strawberries before I do, though.

On 2/15/2023 at 6:42 PM, Coop said:

I’m sure this goes without saying but be sure and drill holes in the bottoms of the buckets. Also, 60 gallons of dirt is pretty heavy so you may want to add some feet or pads under the legs to keep it at that level. I love Tractor Supply! 

We did, Coop, thanks.  I made a template and he drilled four holes in the bottom of each bucket.  Yes, I thought about the weight and may use some of the short cutoff pieces to make feet for this.  Yes, Tractor Supply is a pretty cool place!

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On 2/16/2023 at 10:22 AM, Ronn W said:

Send this pic to my wife.  She has been using raised beds but the lumber routs out in about 3 years.

These are treated 2x4's so I hope they last more than 3 years, we'll see.

On 2/16/2023 at 10:42 AM, BonPacific said:

I remember my grandfather cast concrete raised beds for my grandmothers garden.

That probably lasted a long time!

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On 5/19/2023 at 9:47 PM, Coop said:

That’s amazing! I’ve watered wilted plants before and later noticed their approval but didn't realize it occurred that fast. Thanks for sharing. 

Right there with you, Coop!  I charged my phone completely figuring it would take hours.  When I checked on it 15 minutes later, more to make sure my phone was still recording, I was completely surprised.  Had to share it in a video. :D

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I enjoyed this thread. A great idea that I expect I will build one. The boys might be addicted to woodworking and growing veggies. Well done!

I see you have added concrete pads under the legs. That helps. To add help to the equation I add HDPE. A very durable plastic to the bottom of the legs. That breaks the chance of water being sucked up. Makes it a 50 year garden. Thanks for sharing!

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On 6/18/2023 at 4:18 AM, curlyoak said:

I enjoyed this thread. A great idea that I expect I will build one. The boys might be addicted to woodworking and growing veggies. Well done!

I see you have added concrete pads under the legs. That helps. To add help to the equation I add HDPE. A very durable plastic to the bottom of the legs. That breaks the chance of water being sucked up. Makes it a 50 year garden. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for watching!  Those are just 2x4 cutoff pieces under the legs, not concrete.  Figured it would help with trimming the grass.

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David, on Labor Day weekend, plant a couple of Early Girl tomato plants which will almost guarantee you tomatoes for Thanksgiving dinner. Also, plant at least one Big Beef it’s a fairly large great tasting tomato but takes a little longer to mature but protected from the first frost, it’s amazing for Christmas dinner. 

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Your bucket garden stand in a 2x6 configuration sounds awesome! How about spicing up your holiday meals this year? Plant a couple of Early Girl tomato plants for a Thanksgiving feast and throw in a Big Beef for a Christmas dinner treat! Thanks for the tip, and for more gardening inspiration, check out mklibrary.com ! Happy planting! 

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