This past week we finished up building a prototype movable orchard (pictured above). This post will show you, step by step, how to make your own!
- 5 Gallon Bucket
- 4 foot hose length (3/8 diameter)
- Plumbers glue
- 3/8 inch drill bit
- Landscaping cloth
- Potting Soil
- Small nursery pot
Start out by drilling a hole about 1/3 of the way up of the 5 gallon bucket. Cut a small section of your hose to fit into the hole you drill. Using the plumbers glue, fit the hose into the hole and let it cure overnight.
Take your remaining hose and set it so it will fill the bottom of your container with water. Gravel, sand, and potting soil will hold this in place. Like the outlet pipe, be sure to cover the end with landscaping cloth to prevent clogging.
Add potting soil until you’ve almost reached the top of your planter. Be sure you’re positioning the fill hose as you’re filling.
Add some mulch to help keep in moisture.
The first time you fill the planter with water, it will take a while. Add water until it starts running out of the outlet hose. We’re also fertilizing with kelp for the time being.