Hi guys!! Let's get this party started!! So I was in desperate need to expand my sarrs growing capacity. I had maxed out the current grow area and even had plants just sitting in trays.
This was early in the season. But you can see the plants in front of the old circ bog just sitting in trays. Pain to keep watered.
So out back I had an old table I used in one of my old greenhouses. I decided to put it to use and moved it up front next to the other bog table.
I raise the sides to make it deeper.
I then reinforce the sides with new and extra screws. Then I relay the table top of decking planks that were there before.
Then sand and level the table as best as I can.
I install the drains. I drill holes in the side at the depth I would like then water to remain. Leaving only about a 1/2-3/4" sticking through the inside of the wall.
I then run the pipe under the table to the rain barrel on the opposite side.
Now its time to lay the plastic. I lay down a sheet of 6mil poly from Lowes. Its wide enough to double up so I do.
I plug the drain and fill with water and test fit the plastic before stapling down. I do this to get my corners right and test for leaks at the drain side. After determining no leaks I let the water flow into the rain barrel to test the min water level and make sure I did a good leveling job. At first I didn't. I had a dry side so I fixed the level. So if the pump should fail they have water for a day or so before drying.
I then staple the plastic and install the pump.
Then after watching it in action I add the plants.
This table will keep the water fresh and oxygenated. As well as not allow the plants to overflow when it rains and makes watering a breeze.