Build an Earthbox, or in this case a Chilibox. Del 1.

Now I have built a custom Earthbox a trough that functions as a self watering pot.
It's a little special thing about this is that you have a waterproof cover that one places over the Earth in order to reduce evaporation and if you have the open air to avoid getting rainwater in Earth/trough. It also adds a manure string in the pot so there's nutrition available for a long time to come.

Here you can see a video when I build my ChiliBox by a murartråg from auto parts store on 65 liters.,two tubes of various dimensions, a foamed pvc plastic disc and a waterproof fabric with elastic sewn around the edge so it becomes a cover.

Cost about. 200:-

Del 1. that shows the built-in. In part 2. showing how to plant in the box see you here.

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16 Responses to Build an Earthbox, or in this case a Chilibox. Del 1.

  1. Emma J says:

    Very smart idea

  2. Oscar Hahn says:

    Looks very profsigt out there! What uses Sir for adhesives?
    You do not want it to secrete something unpleasant to the small lives.

  3. Heather says:

    What thickness you need on pvc plastic disc? is 3 mm for a bit?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      I use 5 mm discs but it is also possible with 3 mm if you have several spacers under the disc.

  4. Linda says:

    Where can I get hold of suitable plastic sheets? See the on such as. Building trade?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi Linda!
      Plastic disc you can buy by the firms that make signs it is a foamed PVC disc. can also be found at Glazier.

  5. Frederick says:

    Hi, look amazing. What is the fabric? Where did you got it?
    With kind regards,

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hello Fredrik!

      It is a waterproof fabric that I bought at a fabric store. Can also use fabric wax cloth.

      • Frederick says:

        OK, I'm going to try to build a thought I. What do you use for soil in the box. Does it work with potting?

  6. fredde says:

    Hey stig! How längel do the box on a full tank of water?

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi! It's a bit depending on how large the plants is but right now I fill the tank was 14 day.

  7. Kalle says:

    Hey Stig!

    Which fantastic building!
    Would you be able to write a list of all the things you needed to buy and where you bought them anywhere?

    Best wishes,


  8. Jenny says:

    How bar you to measure pvc disc? Or, you can talk about how great it is? I have bought a 65 liter tray and would like to try to build this.

    • Stig Häggkvist says:

      Hi. Put your trays on a cardboard disc upside down and draw the. then remove the ca 2 cm around if you have a template to the plastic disc that should be at the top of the trough

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