Reading More on Self Watering Container Gardens

Posted on Apr 18 2009 - 7:04pm by Mike Lieberman


First off, I scored my first bucket last night. On the way back from the movies (I checked out Anvil and highly recommend to any 80s metalheads out there). I saw one laying out next to a dumpster, so I snagged it. Soaked it over night in some baking soda and vinegar. Like new. My Gram sure is smart.

Besides being a ridiculously gorgeous day outside today, it was a productive one as well. Picked up the Incredible Vegetables from Self Watering Containers book from the library.

I went to the park, laid out in the grass and started to plow through it. It all seemed simple and doable. I liked that. The thing that I didn’t like about the book is the most important part of how to build the insert for the self watering container was completely left out. Luckily, I came across those other resources on self watering containers last week.

The entire back section listed all of the vegetables that can be grown in the containers – beets, carrots, onions, leeks, all kinds of greens (i love me some greens), cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, squashes, turnips…you get the point.

With this knowledge, I headed back to the Farmers Market at Union Square to see what plants I were available to buy. This time my trip wasn’t as disastrous as the last one.

I spoke to someone at Silver Heights Farm who answered my questions about shade, sunlight and watering. She also gave me their catalog since they don’t bring everything with them to the market. They have about 1.5 million different kinds of tomatoes.

To top off this day, I scored two more buckets.