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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »
Maggie I am glad it made sense to ya... I was worried that it only made sense to my sleep deprived brain....lol
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 01:28:23 AM »
Mr Tang., thank you for the good pictures and information.

2 X what Mrs Maggie said. ;D

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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 08:58:17 AM »
Crazyhorse....you are indeed welcome Sir.
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2018, 08:42:57 AM »
This morning I put my sweet corn in my hillbilly earth boxes...between 24-30 seeds per box, 4 boxes. These are much bigger than buckets or even my tomato and pepper boxes.  it's way late so I chose a hybrid variety that should be ready for harvest toward the end of August, 65 days but in my experience growing the boxes most plants mature quicker and are ready for harvest sooner so who knows for sure?  We will see how they do.
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2018, 08:56:29 AM »
Pics of the big box, I wanna do something similar.

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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2018, 09:05:58 AM »
Depending on the weather I will get some tonight for ya.
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2018, 11:57:29 AM »
I'll be camped out right here waiting for those photos.



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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2018, 03:29:15 PM »
Maggie I am not even sure it's gonna work. When I started them my woman asked me what they were for and I said... "One of my experiments." She just rolled her eyes and walked off....lol
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2018, 03:48:53 PM »
just got this

Description...it's the same concept as the earth bucket.

Here are the differences though

I cut out the top to use as the base inside. I drill 1/2 inch holes all through the bottom. I also put 3-4 solo cups in the bottom and cut 5 inch long 4 inch diameter pieces of PVC for the bottom bracing and drill holes all through the bracing pieces so water can fill them, this keeps the volume of water up.

the soil I use is a mix of mushroom compost and top soil. In this I mix garden lime throughout because mushroom compost is pretty acidic.

at about 6 inches up on the filling I put a heavy layer of 10-10-10 then at the next six inches I do the same with 10-10-10...this gives it a consistent feed (I Hope)

I'm sure I am forgetting something.
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« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2018, 04:09:40 PM »
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2018, 04:11:06 PM »
tomato boxes are the same concept as the corn boxes except they are 18 gallon totes instead of the 50 gallon ones and I use a trenching method for fertilizing...oh and add lots of lime.
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2018, 04:11:30 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2018, 04:11:52 PM »
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2018, 04:17:54 PM »
Ragun, Maggie, I hope that helps...let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2018, 04:38:48 PM »
It's basically an earthtainer, maybe a few different things. Thanks for the pics.

https://www.tomatofest.com/pdfs/EarthTainer-Construction-Guide.pdf

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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2018, 04:46:17 PM »
Yup. Pretty much. Mine is just the Hillbilly/Redneck/Coon-ass version.
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2018, 08:32:25 AM »
 :) This is a great project. Thanks for posting it and the comments along with it from everyone.
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2018, 09:05:03 AM »
box corn progress

So far so good.
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2018, 09:05:35 AM »
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Re: Hillbilly Earth Bucket
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2018, 11:59:15 AM »
At my high point, I had sixty (60) eBuckets going.  Grew all the winter crops in those.  They're a wonderful tool.

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