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[/size]]Ok looking for some advice. My husband and I are renting now, but plan on buying a home with land soon. We don’t know how long it will take to find the perfect place. We don’t ever want to move again so we are very picky. This is our problem we have always had a garden and love doing so. But we don’t want to plant here and not be able to eat the fruits of our labor. Help! We have thought of 5 gall pails and ice-cream pail for small plants. That will only do so much. Is there anyone out there that has an idea for a portable garden?
 
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I recently viewed some videos on YouTube showing planting in containers as large as 55 gallon drums, so I guess it depends on what you call "portable". Anything you can get an appliance dolly underneath to wheel it up a ramp into a truck bed, might qualify.

The container plantings I was viewing were for self watering set-ups. They used a container inside the container .... Well, this video shows you one alternative.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9Dk1H-3YtD0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
 
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Hmmmn. I guess normal embed codes from YouTube don't work here. Link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=9Dk1H-3YtD0
 
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How about a utility trailer?


Cover the bottom with plastic-the wood will decay in a couple of years. Fear not, they can be replaced with ease.
Mobile
various sizes
can erect sides to hold in the soil for a full bed
can use it to house containers
raised up for easy access/less bending
can build a cage around the entire rig to keep out the curious
2" tow ball is standard
put a plate on it, take it anywhere
When you get your land, the trailer will surely come in handy.
If the weight of the soil and crops is excessive, raise the thing onto blocks, or select a trailer with dual axles.

I have a 5x8 trailer, 1500 pound axle, will haul anything I need-fridge/2 round hay bales/loads of bricks/a cubic yard of compost/logs/branches/bagged leaves/mulch/lumber/plywood/pallettes


 
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Thank for all your help! I do like the idea of the trailer. We have an old one that would woke along with buckets.
 
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I am also living in a rental and have a "gypsy garden" that moves when I do. I started with 5 gal pickle buckets. Right now it has two half barrels, cut crossways, 4 large pots of simular size aquired from a greenhouse, small pots for herbs and strawberries, and two large wooden crates about 2 x 2 x 8 feet. When it is time to move them I empty them, move them, then refill. When I do this I add organic materal to the bottom then add the sifted soil to fill.
 
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