Growing vegetables is time consuming and needs a lot of maintenance – maybe too much, which is why people have come up with ways to grow produce while cutting down on maintenance. Here is one project known as the “tomato Tainer.” This requires plenty of tools and materials. Get 6″ to 8″ U.V. resistant zip ties, a permanent marker, a small bucket, a 55-gallon food grade barrel, a electric drill with a ¼ bit, a jig saw and skill saw, and a piece of 1 1/2″ PVC about 14 inches long.
First, cut the barrel and prepare the bucket. Make sure they are clean. Cut about the bottom 6″ off the barrel to make it the base of your Tainer and cut the top one-foot off the barrel to make it the “pot.” Use the drill to make holes all over the bucket. Place the bucket on top of the barrel and use the marker to draw a line around the bottom of the bucket. Next, use the jigsaw to cut out the circle marked about 1/4″ outside the line; drill holes in the top piece of the barrel around the hole.
Secondly, mark and drill holes as the container is put together. Flip the top of the barrel upside down and make marks on top and bottom about 4 to 5 inches apart, as it will be stronger by giving zip ties more room to tie up. Then, drill the holes and place the top of the barrel on the bottom and put the zip ties in (but without tying them down, yet). Then, push the bucket down the hole and stick the PVC inside to fill with soil. Plant away!
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