and here's why:
1. The troughs are strong enough to hold lots of dirt in (my prior wood ones were not).
2. There should be NO weeds since the trough does not come into direct contact with the ground.
3. Plants will grow at a nice working height.
4. They look cool.
We started by finding the troughs on craigslist. We hauled 'em home and then placed them between our baby navels (which take forever to grow but I'm not about to complain about that - again.)
There is a drainage gauge at the bottom that we pulled out using the hole for both water entry and drainage - and built a lil brick house around the area on the inside.
After tapping into a nearby drip system we connected all of the tubing until we had water flow.
|Hen house in the back ground.|
Tomorrow? Dirt, seeds and herbs.
Mama loves me a project.