William Bronson wrote:
The nice thing about the once a year sale is that it's the only time you can shake off the back taxes.
The sales the rest of the year require a minimum bid of the back taxes, plus the court fees,etc.
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:Well, maybe not steal the hives... But my backyard neighbor kids decided to see what I was keeping in those boxes... Fun times.
Alan Hunter wrote:What about self watering IBC (International bulk container)?
-No concerns about contamination and nothing to steal (the metal cage is not worth the work of tipping over the very heavy IBC with soil in it).
-I can get food grade IBC for $50 max
-I think you can get two containers from one by cutting in half (top on a skid and bottom that has the skid intact)
-you get to work without bending down
-You could fence in the lot to reduce litter, loitering, etc.
-you could relocate with a construction forklift
In Chicago the lots are 25 by 125 and an IBC is roughly 3'square. I figure you could put about 150 -200 containers on a plot. I would put in 4 rows so you can see down from the street and have no space in-between each IBC in each row.
I think you could link them together using manifold system for watering. Maybe get a neighbor to help with watering?
I have thought about this for years and never tried it. Feel free to criticize so I can stop thinking about it and feeling guilty for not doing it.