Chris Tsinger has done us all a public service by uploading his series of organic container gardening videos to YouTube. Part 1 shows his sub-irrigated (aka self-watering) bucket planters (SIPs) made from recycled pickle buckets. Part 2 is also about SIP's and Part 3 is about his experiences with hydroponic buckets.
For those in the New York metropolitan area all of these container systems are now on public view on the Waterpod. I installed six heirloom tomato plants intstalled in SIPs yesterday. They are immature plants at this time but if the PONG at PS 102 is a guide they will soon be on their way reaching for the sky.
Today we will move the PS 102 heirloom tomato plants next to the tall fence surrounding the garden. When they are attached to the fence, it will be their stairway to the stars. Stay tuned for photos. In the meantime, plant a PONG at your school or in your neighborhood.
The Waterpod is docked on the Hudson River at 125th Street until next Tuesday when it will be towed to Brooklyn Bridge Park for two weeks. After that, it's on its way to Staten Island for a two week stay. Be sure to visit!
School groups are welcome by appointment. I demonstrated making pop/soda bottle planters to two of them yesterday.