Hey thanks! That helps a bunch.
Looks great EG! Thanks for posting such great videos - and your dog's frequent cameos are a joy!Nate
EG - this was great! You know this is on my list of things to do this Spring. (Hi Jude - nosey dog!)Questions1) The inner bucket had holes drilled in the bottom, but also seemed to have some holes drilled around the edge of the bucket (nr the bottom) as well. Is that necessary?2) The drainage hole on the exterior bucket - is that just a tad below where the inner bucket falls inside??3) So you don't NEED the dowel with the cork or styrofoam ball on it to indicate the water level then?I'm sooooooo excited to try one of these. I scavenged a kitty litter bucket out of someone's recycle bin the other day - LOL. So now I just have to figure out what to use for the "base" that the soil will sit on. The lid has a crease in it for pouring so I don't think that will work. I have a bunch of old stick-down floor tiles, but I think you said that won't work either. Still working on what to use, but I've got the hubby off work for 2 weeks and this is on his "honey-help-me" list for his time off!
"How you like them apples?"I LOVE that expression, I've been waiting for years to have the opportunity to use it. Perhaps I'll have to put up a tutorial on something. LOLThanks EG, now I know what to do with those spare buckets sitting in the garage!
Duane - you're welcome.Nate - i'm glad you liked it. Oh yeah...Jude has to be in every video I make, somehow/someway.Kate - that's great! You're gonna love using one...On your questions:1. No, the holes on the sides aren't necessary, and I really don't remember why I did it that way. Ha!2. Yes, the hole needs to be located just below where the inner bucket bottom is.3. The stick and styrofoam ball allows you to just do a quick visual and tell where the level is. Without it, you'll have to top the reservoir off until it runs from the overflow to know anything about the level...It sounds like you just need one more kitty litter bucket, and you'll be set. You can try freecycle....Rebecca - I say that phrase pretty frequently, as it's just naturally a part of my vocabulary. I can't wait to see your swp's!
A mini-swp! Hmmm, I can already think of many ways these could come in handy. Great video EG, thanks!
rachel - yeah, it's a tiny swp. hehe...I can't wait to see what you come up with!
EG - you're converting the world over to swp's!!! So I can't use any other interior? I need another kitty litter bucket? Hmph. We were at Home Depot today so I bought a piece of PVC pipe. I have one kitty litter bucket and hoped I could rig some sort of interior, but it sounds like I'm SOL without another bucket. Damn us for switching kitter litter brands to one without such a wasteful container! We use a brand that has a cardboard box container now in an effort to use less plastic.
Kate - really? hehe....The cat litter bucket is only 4 gallons, which is not enough for using a piece of tile or similar inside for a raised perforated barrier...1 cat litter bucket + another cat litter bucket = a swp large enough to grow even cherry tomato plants. Sorry! Now go get yourself another bucket...hehe
Cool vid, EG! Carrots; that's a good idea.
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