I know it's getting close to the time everyone is pulling in their bogs or covering them up. I have not had any luck with my last outside mini-bog and awaited something to come up to use as a above ground bog. I like Mab's idea, so I was looking around and found this for the perfect price, FREE!
I'm going to pick it up on Wednesday. I'm stoked! I can't wait! Summer's gonna have to watch out ;D
What can I say, kijiji has now found me my 'Growth Chamber' tank, and now my future outside bog. Any idea's on what it should be called? Maybe in time it'll let me know
Last Edit: Apr 22, 2010 16:07:10 GMT -5 by prmills
I was hoping to do the same thing next year, there are a couple scrap yards in my area, so I was hopeing to find a cast iron tub on feet, there's an example insavage garden if I'm not mistaken. But so far, they aren't cheap after shopping around a bit...
Pet: i don't think the rust on the outside is an issue as the inside of the tub is lined with ceramic paint, and rust won't get through, unless there are chips in the paint... (Sea-foam green colored) Silicone should solve that issue.
Mabs - It'll be completly above ground... I'll rig something so the other 3 side look alright. I wasn't sure about the drain though, maybe some type of manual valve to drain in case it gets too much water, or plug it a bit for a slow release in normal conditions.
Pet - If the rust is in the inside or cracks in the paint, I'll make sure to cover it. Thanks!
Bloke - There is, page 57 That's what my thoughts were when I found it.
I figure I might as well update this thread I pulled all my plants out of dormancy in the beginning of March and put them in a long rectangle pot to ease them out of dormancy.
These pics taken after planting on 2010-March-05, the lighting is crap
I started the tub itself yesterday, it's been nice and all our snow and ice is gone. I moved it into my veggie garden in the corner to protect it from some wind and where the sprinkler doesn't hit much. It will get about 6+ hours of direct sun come summer.
I got 2 bales of peat moss and had a mess of a time trying to wet it. At first I cut slits big enough for the hose end, then turned it on, that didn't work. I had to cut the bags open, dump then in and soak it with water until it started to over flow with dry stuff, then dumped 1/2 a bag of sand on it. I let it sit over night, skimmed some off the top and put it in a smaller bog that will sit beside the tub, probably just for VFT's, maybe some dews, we'll see. I added another 1/4 bag of sand. I wetted it again and let it sit, this was about 3pm. Come supper time, I find this!
You should see it now out there. I'm just glad I don't have any plants outside. I'll keep this updated as I go.
I should add that for the bottom drain, I put plastic under the tube, which presses down into the ground. I put some sand on the inside for a filler then more plastic on top with the pressure of the soil keeping it there. For the top/side drain, I put landscaping fabric there, with the top soil level higher keeping it place and working as an overflow drain.
Some of the plants I keep outside year-round are really waking up, D. filiformis is well along and P. grandiflora is already in eating mode. I overwintered some 2 year old Sarr "seedlings" in my basement and when I checked them out yesterday they had impressive crops of new pitchers coming out all over, I plan on putting them out in the next week or two
prmills- are you planning on doing any insulating or are you going to uproot the plants every year and store them inside?
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Mabs - Lloyd gave me some dew seeds that will be good for our winters too, so here's hoping! Most of them I will uproot, it's way too cold up here to experiment with everything Since I've lived here, I've seen -50C on the themometer, and you can garuntee it will get to -40C every winter, with an average being -20C. I might even uproot them all cause I might be moving this fall/winter, still not sure yet.
Canadaone - If it works, great My wife would like something that looks better than this tub, so we'll see what time brings for me.
As an update, we've gone below freezing for a few nights now. The first night hit -1C, I didn't do any cover and no damage done. Second night it hit -5C and I covered it with some poly, no damage. Last night I wasn't feeling good and didn't check the weather and we were down to -3C... no damage to the sarr's, the dew's are toast but they were not doing very well anyways, the pings are fine and some frost damage to the VFT's, mainly the old growth from last year, they're covered up for tonight just in case. We've got rain forcasted for the next week or so, so here's hoping!
For a not very wind spot, it's still a pretty windy spot. I have the old windows from this place and put them on ends of the sarr bog to cut down the wind, so far working well. VFT's are definately liking it out there too, except for minor frost issues I post pics later this week.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
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