Starting the Deck Container Garden

Starting the Deck Container Garden

After reading the book I mentioned above, I decided to go ahead with the deck container garden – henceforth known as the Deck Garden – because I put it on the deck behind my house. I decided to use Rubbermaid 18 gallon containers and a simple drip irrigation system. For this to be really useful and valuable, it needs to be almost entirely brainless. That means I want to go out a get vegetables anytime I want and only have to think about managing the Arden once a week. Here’s how I started.

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This is the deck prior to starting the deck garden.

Inexpensive Drip Irrigation System for a Deck Container Garden

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All the materials at hand to set up the garden on the deck.

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Detail of the drip irrigation system-in-a-box.

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Contents of the box. Looks like it’s going to be easy!

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The hose bib where I’m going to plug it all in.

I’ll have more in my next post about getting it all setup and working.

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Update on Starting the Deck Container Garden July 1, 2012

Our deck container garden has had both successes and learning opportunities since we began.  Read about our rain drip irrigation development and our raised garden beds to better determine how you can create your own best deck container garden to ensure that you, too, can be sure you have healthy, natural, and less expensive food to eat.

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