I do a lot of cooking on the weekends and decided to make myself a little herb garden. I was planning to fix up a couple of pots of herbs on my back porch, but went overboard picking up plants at Calloway's when I found a bunch of $2 clearance plants there.
I then decided to build a raised bed and before I new it I had built this.
Features include an elevated bed, screened enclosure and a solar powered watering system.
I also wrote a hopefully funny story about making this thing here
. Warning, there is a six-foot inflatable snake in the story.
So far everything seems to be working fine.The solar powered watering system was the only thing I was really worried about.
It is hooked up to a 5 gallon bucket and the solar pump pumps water every 3 hours to 12 drip heads in my 16" by 4' bed. You can set the pump for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes. Currently I am using the 10 minute setting and it seems to be pumping 2.5 gallons a day and the herbs seem to be doing great.