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« on: July 03, 2012 10:27:34 AM »

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.  Smiley

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.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012 10:36:33 AM »

That is awesome. Showing this to hubs in hopes he will build me one.

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012 10:37:12 AM »

wow, this is stunning and I WANT one!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012 10:40:30 AM »

I wanted to read your 6 foot snake story, but your link is broken Sad It's just http. which isn't particularily useful.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012 10:47:35 AM »

You can't see me, but I am currently as green as your plantings. Serious herb-bed envy! Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012 10:52:36 AM »

I wanted to read your 6 foot snake story, but your link is broken Sad It's just http. which isn't particularily useful.

Sorry, fixed the link.
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012 10:58:02 AM »

It's terrific!  Does the water in the bucket get very hot? 
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012 11:10:23 AM »

It's terrific!  Does the water in the bucket get very hot? 

I don't think so, I refill it each morning. It is under the raised bed so it is not in direct sunlight. Of course it has been 100+ here in Fort Worth.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012 11:20:12 AM »

LOVE! The solar powered watering system is so intriguing. Enjoy your masterpiece!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2012 05:44:00 PM »

Wow, this is awesome! Enjoy the fruits of your labour! Smiley
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