First a video re “Bucket Watering Can DIY 1 of 4”, then some pics of the project (below the video):
Bucket Watering Can DIY 1 of 4 (video):
From the project (pics):
Setting up project space for converting a 5 gallon bucket (left foreground) into a dishwater watering can. Note our kitchen sink wash bucket (back of table) patiently waiting to be emptied into the new watering can.
The drill bit used to create a row of holes for the watering can. The drill bit has a central spike and 2 cutting edges on the side, like an auger (without the screw).
Marking the center spout hole — the drilling has begun! The new holes will be fairly close to the bucket lid so that most of the water can drain out when the bucket is tipped.
Using a utility razor knife to cut the fill hole. Not so easy as I thought the cut would be but the recessed plug ring helped guide the knife.
Happy DIY projects for your Habitat Food Forest. See you tomorrow.
Day6 in this 6-day video series: Preparing patio pots for winter veggie planting.
First a video re “Leaf Layer Added to Leaf Trench Highway”, then some animal habitat pics (below the video):
Patio Veggie Pots 6 of 6 (video):
Leaf Layer Added to Leaf Trench Highway (pics):
Leaf Trench Highway with a fresh layer of tulip magnolia leaves. The trench along the walkway is three feet deep and filled with different organic/yard debris layers. The layers will break down and form rich compost in about 6 months to a year.
Leaf Trench Highway extends along the back corner of our yard to Salamander Resort (left). Besides storing organic material (twigs, leaves, straw, manure, pulled weeds), the trench also feeds the fedge (food hedge) along our property line. Pineapple guava, fig, and pomegranate trees, as well as annual veggies, grow in the compost-making veggie bed.
Critter level, perhaps the head height of a raccoon, skunk, or possum, of the entrance to Leaf Trench Highway. Personally, if I were a salamander, I would crawl under the leaf litter. Lots of tiny tidbit treats (FOOD!) under those moist leaves.
Dishwater ready for the compost pile. Dishwater with soap and food (left bucket) is considered “blackwater”; rinse water is considered “greywater”. We pour blackwater directly into the compost where microbes and micro-critters will process it. The greywater rinse water makes a fine treat for most of the garden, with care not to pour it directly on fruit/vegetables.
Happy planting veggies on your patio and see you tomorrow (Happy Thanksgiving!).