I love my Homemade Earth Boxes! These boxes are easy to make and you will save tons of money, not to mention having the best bounty of vegetables ever!
We made these boxes in under 30 minutes one we laid out our supplies. Shop around for the Rubbermaid tubs, I found mine at Walmart for about $5.00. The real “Earth Box” is available on line for for purchase and also great planting tips! Just click on the link.
What you need to make 2 DIY Earth Boxes:
- 2 Rubbermaid Plastic Storage Tubs (I used 18 Gallon)
- 1 10′ Plastic Pipe 1 1/2 Diameter
- Carpet Knife
- Miter saw to cut the plastic pipe
- 3/8 inch Drill Bit to Drill Drain Holes
First place I went to was You Tube. That it my go to place for how to do anything. I Learn how to build, make and create all by researching You Tube. My favorite Video is right Here.
First thing you do is cut the insert out of the Lid of the tub, make sure you watch the video.
Drill a drain hole on each end of the tubs about 2 3/4 inches from the bottom.
With the cutout piece of plastic from the lid, drill several holes for drainage. Cut a circle in one corner of the lid to fit the Fill Pipe, again refer to the video 🙂
Cut the PVC Pipe with the Miter Saw into to 2 1/2 inch pieces. You will need to cut 15 of them.
Place the pipe pieces standing up in the bottom of the tub and place the Lid you drilled holes in on top.
Cut a length of PVC Pipe about 3 inches above the height of the tub. Insert in the corner and you have just built your first DIY Reath Box!!!
I think I need to add this Video as well, I gleaned a lot from this guy too! Although we went the way of using the PVC Pipe for stability.