|Project by sucheta||posted 02-11-2013 12:06 AM||1810 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I am the latest entrant to your wonderful forum. I hope to learn a lot from all of you and hopefully increase my skills slowly.
I have been reading about container gardening for a while now and then I thought of browsing through my own backyard. And there it was, an old toilet, just sitting there!
So now I have it all cleaned up, minus the cistern and the pipes. I have filled the holes which allow water to come in from the cistern into the pot. I have placed it on the ground against a wall.
I started with filling the bottom part (it is quite large actually), with river pebbles and sand. After filling the pot about halfway with this, I added shredded coconut husks (of which we have plenty from our own coconut trees) and finally, added good garden soil to the top, ending 2 inches below the rim. The level will go down as I add water.
So now my new potty is ready for taking in some seeds/plants. I have ordered some really nice marigold seeds online and they should be delivered soon!
Will try to keep updating this!