Saturday, June 18, 2011
So I've been using the global buckets designs for a few weeks now, but I didn't think it made any sense to write about them if I didn't know how they worked. Global buckets are some designs made by a set of teenage boys, fixed on saving the world. For all of our sakes, it make it a lot easier to be able to put the pot wherever you want, and have it water itself for days. I decided to try the original stacked design, and the Ola irrigation design (pretty much two terracotta pots glued together). Both designs have their pros and cons, and furthermore, certain plants are definitely better suited to one system vs. the other.
|original design, seen from top|
planted: peas and carrots
|original design seen from side view|
Here you can see the water darkening
the soil as it is doing all through the
bucket under the top bit of dirt