When it comes to aspects of preparedness gardening is one of my favorites. There is just something about preparing the dirt, dropping some seed in it, watering – and then watching as a bit of green breaks through the soil within a few days. Very satisfying.
Although I have an in-ground garden and a couple of raised beds, container gardening can be rewarding as well. In fact container gardening has some great benefits including weed control, soil selection, and watering frequency.
Choate, Machine and Tool has been a longtime sponsor of this site and an industry leader in firearm accessories and they have developed a great kit called the VersaPot to make container gardening easy, affordable, and successful.
VersaPot is a simple and revolutionary system designed to alter a 4, 5 or 6 gallon bucket to grow vegetables and flowers using a water reservoir in the base. Growing plants in self-watering buckets has been around for quite a while now, but our design has improved on the old method of using two buckets, one inside of the other, to create the water reservoir.
The VersaPot kits are available as single units as well as multi-packs. The Versapot kit contains the soil plate with 6 legs, 3″ hydroponic net cup, a water fill pipe, and a coffee filter.
By the way – the folks at Choate practice what they preach. Check out the following pictures of their VersaPot farm:
In summary, the VersaPot is an excellent way to get into container gardening whether you are tight on ground space or wish to take advantage of the benefits of using containers.
Check out ChoatePreparedness.com for more information.
Oh – and I am a user of VersaPot kits as well.