My cheap milk crate floating garden.

An experimental design repurposing milk crates and bottles to create a floating garden pool pond!

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welcome!

How darn neat! If I had a dead pool I would sure do that!
 
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Wow, really cool. Can you post updates so we see how it matures, survives, and thrives? I have never seen a floating filter garden like that.
I sure can. So far so good though. Thanks for the interest
 

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I'm amazed the whole unit can support so much stone. Do you have an estimate of how much lbs/in2 you're supporting with just milk bottles and milk crates?
 
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I'm amazed the whole unit can support so much stone. Do you have an estimate of how much lbs/in2 you're supporting with just milk bottles and milk crates?
Thanks for the question. It’s supporting roughly 4 tonnes of rock plus plants.
 
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Bloody brilliant mate. Did ya zip tie the the bottom of the crates or only the top. Where'd ya get the crates from? I thought they were like hens teeth. I'd love to use that idea to make a floating bridge over my pond, lots of surface area for good bacteria to thrive and hiding places for frogs and fish. Love it.
 
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Bloody brilliant mate. Did ya zip tie the the bottom of the crates or only the top. Where'd ya get the crates from? I thought they were like hens teeth. I'd love to use that idea to make a floating bridge over my pond, lots of surface area for good bacteria to thrive and hiding places for frogs and fish. Love it.
Hi Sisha,
Thanks mate. Yes I zip tied the bottom too (way more stable that way). Crates in SA were easy enough to come by. Check out op shops, bottle recycle centres, gumtree, marketplace etc. Yeah lots of tidy holes for frogs, fish and bacteria. Also keeps the water cooler in summer with the majority of the pool in permanent shade. Thanks for watching the video :)
 
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Thanks for the info, I'm in SA too, I will have to get looking for them. I have little floating baskets with herbs and lettuce. spearmint etc. but that garden of yours. Brilliant.
 
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Fellow Adelaidian! Cool. Your floating baskets sound cool. Thanks for the compliments on my wacky design. Let me know if I can help with anything. I think if you were to try this idea, I’d recommend keeping to bottles designed for pressure like soft drink. The milk bottles are consistent in staying sealed under pressure. I’ll do a follow up video about this. Cheers.
 
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Fellow Adelaidian! Cool. Your floating baskets sound cool. Thanks for the compliments on my wacky design. Let me know if I can help with anything. I think if you were to try this idea, I’d recommend keeping to bottles designed for pressure like soft drink. The milk bottles are consistent in staying sealed under pressure. I’ll do a follow up video about this. Cheers.
Yeah, will do. I'm looking for our next house to invest then move into when we sell the farm and definitely want one with a pool I can convert. So excited about this.
 

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